Location: Kanaashi-Kurokawa, Akita City
Site(s) of performance: Kurokawa Community Center
Date(s): August 13 and 14
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
Kurokawa Bangaku has an institutionalized system where the Miura family is in charge of it with intergenerational succession. It is performed mostly as the prayer for bumper crops, though in the past it was sometimes used as a prayer for rain in times of drought.
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