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Fukuda Shishimai

Location: Fukuyama, Yurihonjo City
Site(s) of performance: Toyouke Shrine and other places in the community
Date(s): January 11 and 16 and August 14 (no longer performed as of the time of the survey conducted in fiscal year 2020)
Category: Shishimai and Bangaku
Fukuda Shishimai (Fukuda Lion Dance) was derived from Honkai Shishimai and Bangaku. There is a record that it was brought here in 1847 from Momoyake (former Chokai Town) via Nakazawa (former Nishime Town). The performance is mostly for the shishimai’s visits to individual houses a little after the new year’s days and on the day of Obon in August. From the household where the lion head is kept, the performers make a procession to the shrine and other places.

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