Location: Koiji, Babame, Gojome Town,
Site(s) of performance: Gojome Shinmei Shrine
Date(s): 3rd Saturday of May (Gojome Bangaku Performance Event at the annual festival of Shinmei Shrine) (no longer practiced at the time of survey in fiscal year 2012)
Designation: Town-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
The Koiji Bangaku used to be performed at the annual festival of Shinmei Shrine and on August 15 for Obon, but because of a lack of successors, it is now seldom performed. Dancers, musicians, and singers took part in the performance. Music was played with drums, Japanese flutes, gongs, and clappers.
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