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Hyuga Hyottoko Summer Festival

Fascinating and Comical Masks and Dances

  • City

    Hyuga City, Miyazaki

  • Period

    2018.8.3 [fri.]-4 [sat.]

  • Location

    Metropolitan Area Around JR Hyugashi Station, Meeting Point at the Station (Himuka Grove)

  • Introduction

    Summers in Hyuga bring the Hyottoko Dance, popular folk entertainment performed as a prayer for prosperity and an abundant harvest where dancers wear comical local masks such as the Hyottoko ("ugly man"), Okame ("ugly woman"), and Kitsune ("fox") masks.

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