Folk Entertainment Performed by Beautifully Attired Children
Every 4th Sunday of June
Opening of the Tsukigata Festival at the Hakusan Shrine Grounds in Tsukigata
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.