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Hakajishi of Same-Kagura

A Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Property to Mourn the Dead

  • City

    Hachinohe City, Aomori

  • Period

    The Obon of 14th and 15th August

  • Location

    Cemetery in the City's Same ("Shark") District

  • Introduction

    Part of the Same-Kagura ("Shinto shark dance and song") performance as told by a Buddhist monk that is danced in memoriam the first O-Bon after one's death. A melancholy performance with a musical chant to represent the feelings of the deceased, while the lion trembles and wipes tears upon its sleeves then makes an offering of flowers.

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大阪芸術大学/田中あおい Osaka University of Arts/Aoi Tanaka