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Lion Kagura (Shishi-Kagura)

Kotoura Kumano Shrine Lion Head Twelve-Number

Location: Hirasawa, Nikaho City Site(s) of performance: Kumano Shrine and other places in the community Date(s): January 3 and 1st Sunday of August Category: Shishi-Kagura The performance mainly consists of the performance of the Lion Head Dance (also called the Twelve-Number Lion Dance), a kind of shishimai (lion dances). The performers go around the community …

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Hirasawa Hachiman Shrine Okashira Rituals

Location: Hirasawa, Nikaho City Site(s) of performance: Hachiman Shrine and other places in the community Date(s): January 15 Category: Shishi-Kagura The performance mainly consists of the performance of the Lion Head Dance (also called the Twelve-Number Lion Dance), a kind of shishimai (lion dances). The performers go around the community and offer the dance of …

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Akiba Shishi

Location: Kami-Jinego, Chokai-machi, Yurihonjo City Site(s) of performance: Akiba Shrine and other places in the community Date(s): March 24 in the lunar calendar Designation: City-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishi-Kagura The Akiba Shishi (Akiba Lion Dance) of Kami-Jinego is a shishimai (lion dance) for the annual festival of Akiba Shrine, managed for many years …

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Mitsumori-Yakushi Shrine Lion Head Rituals

Location: Mitsumori, Nikaho City Site(s) of performance: Yakushi Shrine and other places in the community Date(s): January 4 Category: Shishi-Kagura The performance mainly consists of the performance of the Lion Head Dance (also called the Twelve-Number Lion Dance), a kind of shishimai (lion dances). The performers go around the community and offer the dance of …

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