Location: Tsuchizaki, Akita City
Site(s) of performance: Tsuchizaki Shinmei Shrine and other places in the community
Date(s): July 20 nad 21Designations: State-Designated Important Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property; UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan
Category: Taiko-Furyū and Matsuri-Bayashi
This is music (hayashi) for the yama float festival of Tsuchizaki Shinmei Shrine. The yama floats with musicians on them are pulled around in the town. It is played with big drums, shime-daiko (small high-pitched Japanese drums), Japanese flutes, and gongs.