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Bon Dance

Kemanai Bon Dance

Location: Kemanai, Towada, Kazuno City Site(s) of performance: Various places in the community Date(s): August 21-23 Designation: State-Designated Important Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Bon Dance This Bon dance is performed to see off the spirits of the ancestors. The Dai-no-saka dance is performed with big drums and Japanese flutes. The Jinku dance is performed …

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Takanosu Bon Dance

Location: Zaimoku-cho, Kita-Akita City Site(s) of performance: Ginza Street Date(s): August 14 and 15 Category: Bon Dance In 1867, the leader of merchants in the former Takanosu Town started this Bon dance in the town market for the prayer of good harvest with traditional dances such as Dainosaka Dance and Josuke Dance. The Bon dance …

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