A Stunning Dance Stretching Concentration to its Limits
Kyoto City, Kyoto
August 12-the 16th, at the center of Urabon
Danced Around the Houses Surrounding Chudoji Temple
There's a lion dance portion in the Rokusai Nenbutsu dance -- dancing alongside Buddhist chanting and drumming -- in which the lion battles the evil Tsuchigumo spider spirit. There's even some acrobatic performances where the lion does a handstand on top of a Go board.
Rokusai Nenbutsu Lion dance
大阪芸術大学/長谷川幸恵 Osaka University of Arts/Sachie Hasegawa