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Kakube Shishi

Folk Entertainment Performed by Beautifully Attired Children

  • City

    Niigata

  • Period

    Every 4th Sunday of June

  • Location

    Opening of the Tsukigata Festival at the Hakusan Shrine Grounds in Tsukigata

  • Introduction

    Young dancing girls wearing lion masks and performing acrobatic feats like handstands while accompanied by drums and singing. During the Edo period in Japan, this was an emerging entertainment industry that started in Edo as a means for farmers to reduce the number of mouths to feed, and quickly gained in popularity.

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大阪芸術大学/田中あおい Osaka University of Arts/Aoi Tanaka