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Osabadai Lion Dance

Red Hanadaka dances with Lions

  • City

    Kamiosaba, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture

  • Period

    Last Sunday of October during Fall Festival

  • Location

    Kosaba Hachimangu Shrine

  • Introduction

    This Lion Dance needs two person. ‘Hanamai’ wears Kimono with narrow sleeves and puts Shaguma on the head and Dengu mask on the face. ‘Hyogeji’ puts ugly man's mask on, ‘Otama’ on ugly woman's mask and wonders around the Lion and cheers the audiences. Lion plays chasing them and gets on people's shoulder and shows the Lion performance. It means the celebration of a good harvest.

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大阪芸術大学/藤原綾香 Osaka University of Arts/Fujiwara Ayaka