Once in 7 years (Tiger and Monkey of the Chinese Zodiac), Idaoneri Festival perform in late March
Omiya Suwa Shrine as well as Streets of Iida City
The lion's head weighs 30kg and its torso is 25 meters long. It only appears once every 7 years at the Iida Oneri festival. At the back of the lion's head there is a float with a canopy and wheels with drum and flute performers walking to the beat. At the front, Emperor Yu leads the lion around as it performs a dance involving raising and lowering the large lion.
Higashino Great Lion
大阪芸術大学/藤原綾香 Osaka University of Arts/Fujiwara Ayaka