Location: Takamatsu, Yuzawa City
Site(s) of performance: Kamiji Shinmei Shrine and other places in the community
Date(s): July 6 in the lunar calendar and August also in the lunar calendar (no longer practiced at the time of survey in fiscal year 2012)
Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
Since the early 17th century, shugen from various parts of Japan practiced ascetic duties on Mt. Okumiya (former Minase Village). In winter, they came down to the villages and taught bangaku to young villagers.
About Shishimai and Bangaku