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Motoki Shishimai

Location: Motoki, Nishimonai-Horimawari, Ugo Town
Site(s) of performance: Shinmei Shrine and other places in the community
Date(s): August 14
Designation: Town-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
It is called shishimai, but in fact it includes bangaku dance. The numbers passed down to date include a shinzen (offering-to-gods) dance with a fan in hand and the shishimai with a lion head. Dancers and musicians take part in the performance. Music is played with drums, gongs, and Japanese flutes.

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