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Sugoshishi

A Unique Shinto Ritual Performance Made in Gratitude for an Abundant Crop

  • City

    Hida City Furukawa Town, Gifu

  • Period

    Every September 5

  • Location

    Supplications Held on Alternating Years at Kami-Sugo's Miyata Hakusan Shrine and Shimo-Sugo's Matsuo Hakusan Shrine

  • Introduction

    Three stories unfold before your eyes. The Kyoku-Jishi ("acrobatic lion") where a male and female lion dance wildly and show off acrobatic feats in the midst of nature, the Tengu-Jishi ("long-nosed goblin lion") which has lions, Tengu, monkeys and bears, and the Kanegura-Jishi ("patron lion") where an ugly man and woman try to drive out a lion with the backing of their patron.

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大阪芸術大学/笹真優美 Osaka University of Arts/Mayumi Sasa