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Gokatte Lion Dance

A Performance of the Esashi Lion Dance Legend

  • City

    Esashi City, Hokkaido

  • Period

    Festivals, celebrations and the Golden Week in May

  • Location

    Esashi Town Federation of Folk Art Organizations Performance Conventions, Etc

  • Introduction

    Passed down as mountain worship by those who felled Japanese cypress trees long ago. The legend tells of 4 young bucks of red, blue, black, and white, fighting a heroic battle over a lone doe then reconciling their differences.

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大阪芸術大学/長谷川幸恵 Osaka University of Arts/Sachie Hasegawa