A Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Property to Mourn the Dead
Hachinohe City, Aomori
The Obon of 14th and 15th August
Cemetery in the City's Same ("Shark") District
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.