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Iriso Lion Dance

Praying for Rain and a Good Harvest with Three Lions

  • City

    Sayama City, Saitama

  • Period

    The 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October.

  • Location

    Kongoin and Irumano Shrine in the Iriso City Area

  • Introduction

    From the middle of the Edo period, the dance has prayed for a good harvest, rain and scaring off plagues. It is one of the few dances in eastern Japan that uses three lions. The dance is comprised of three heads (a black male dragon head, a dark red male dragon head and a red female lion head) as well as Tengu, staff wielders, and flower hats.

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東京デザイナー学院/ワシン カルファナパドル TOKYO DESIGNER GAKUIN COLLEGE/WASHIN KALFANAPADOL