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Rokusai Nenbutsu Lion dance

A Stunning Dance Stretching Concentration to its Limits

  • City

    Kyoto City, Kyoto

  • Period

    August 12-the 16th, at the center of Urabon

  • Location

    Danced Around the Houses Surrounding Chudoji Temple

  • Introduction

    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.

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大阪芸術大学/長谷川幸恵 Osaka University of Arts/Sachie Hasegawa