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Kagajishi

The Bold and Brave Lion Slaying - Koroshi-Jishi

  • City

    Kanazawa City, Ishikawa

  • Period

    Mainly in September

  • Location

    Regional Shinto Shrine Festivals

  • Introduction

    A large, extravagant lion mask attached to a body made from a big mosquito net under which a shamisen, flutes, and drums play an accompaniment to the lion dance. There are also several performers playing Edo policemen trying to slay the lion with weapons like poles and long swords, giving the dance its name of Koroshi-Jishi ("lion slaying").

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大阪芸術大学/山下遥 Osaka University of Arts/Haruka Yamashita