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Shishimai and Bangaku

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 …

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Honkai Shishimai-Bangaku (Nikai-kōchū)

Location: Kurisawa, Chōkai-machi, Yuri-Honjo City Site(s) of performance: Kannondo Temple and other places in the community Date(s): the month of January, April 17, August 14–16, and the month of December Designation: State-Designated Important Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishimai and Bangaku The name of Honkai Bangaku comes from the name of the priest Honkai, a …

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Honkai Shishimai-Bangaku (Yagiyama-kōchū)

Location: Yagiyama, Kami-Kawauchi, Chōkai-machi, Yuri-Honjo City Site(s) of performance: Fudo Shrine, the community hall, and other places in the community Date(s): 2nd Sunday of June Designation: State-Designated Important Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishimai and Bangaku The name of Honkai Bangaku comes from the name of the priest Honkai, a shugen (Buddhist ascetic) of the …

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Honkai Shishimai-Bangaku (Shimo-Momoyake-kōchū)

Location: Momoyake, Chōkai-machi, Yuri-Honjo City Site(s) of performance: The space in front of the Kōbō Cave, the community hall, and other places in the community Date(s): January 16, August 15 and 20, and mid-September (no longer practiced at the time of survey in fiscal year 2011) Designation: State-Designated Non-Tangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishimai and …

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Honkai Shishimai-Bangaku (Naka-Hitane-kōchū)

Location: Naka-Hitane, Chōkai-machi, Yuri-Honjo City Site(s) of performance: Shinmei Shrine and other places in the community Date(s): June 16 and mid-September Designation: State-Designated Non-Tangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishimai and Bangaku The name of Honkai Bangaku comes from the name of the priest Honkai, a shugen (Buddhist ascetic) of the 17th century who belonged to …

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Honkai Shishimai-Bangaku (Kami-Momoyake-kōchū)

Location: Momoyake, Chōkai-machi, Yuri-Honjo City Site(s) of performance: Mitake Shrine, the community hall, and other places in the community Date(s): January 16, August 15 and 16, and early November (no longer practiced at the time of survey in fiscal year 2011) Designation: State-Designated Non-Tangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishimai and Bangaku The name of Honkai …

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Honkai Shishimai-Bangaku (Kami-Hitane-kōchū)

Location: Kami-Hitane, Chōkai-machi, Yuri-Honjo City Site(s) of performance: Kami-Hitane Community Hall Date(s): late October Designation: State-Designated Non-Tangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishimai and Bangaku The name of Honkai Bangaku comes from the name of the priest Honkai, a shugen (Buddhist ascetic) of the 17th century who belonged to a temple affiliated with Sampō-in in Kyoto …

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Kuzuoka Shishimai

Location: Kuzuoka, Yurihonjo City Site(s) of performance: Kinpō Shrine and other places in the community Date(s): August 14 and 15, September 9, and November 23 Category: Shishimai and Bangaku According to ‘The Records of Kinpō Shrine,’ a man named Yanosuke from Semboku County brought the bangaku here, but according to another legend, the lion head, …

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Akata Shishimai

Location: Akata, Yurihonjo City Site(s) of performance: Chōkokuji Temple, Shinmei Shrine, and Akata Community Center Date(s): February 11 (for the Buddhist rituals of Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra), August 22, and December 10 Category: Shishi-Kagura and Bangaku The shishimai (lion dance) of Akata is what the priest Zezan-Taikaku of Chōkokuji Temple left here. Zezan taught shishimai to many …

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Kamagadai Bangaku

Location: Kamagadai, Nikaho City Site(s) of performance: The community center and other places in the community Date(s): August 14 and 20 Designation: Prefecture-Designated Intangible Folkloric Cultural Property Category: Shishimai and Bangaku Kamagadai Bangaku belongs to the school of Honkai Bangaku, which was brought to the communities around Mt. Chokai by the priest Honkai, a shugen …

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