Higashi-Imaizumi Hachiman Drums
Location: Higashi-Imaizumi, Ota-machi, Daisen City
Site(s) of performance: Hachiman Shrine
Date(s): August 14 (the day of Hachiman Shrine’s annual festival)
Category: Taiko-Furyū and Matsuri-Bayashi
There existed a Higashi-Imaizumi Kagura in the old days, which, however, disappeared more than 200 years ago and is only known in little detail. Higashi-Hachiman Drums was started in 1980 with an ambition to revive the old tradition of kagura here, but there have been many changes added since then and it is now far from what the kagura here might have been.