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Tiger Dance

The Famous Story of Defeating a Tiger in the Edo Period

  • City

    Shiratori, Higashikagawa, Kagawa

  • Period

    October 6, 8th. ( Perform on the first day and the last day of the 3 day festival)

  • Location

    Main Building of the Shrine or *Otabisho (Notes)

  • Introduction

    There's one tiger played by two people, one Watonai (a character wearing Kabuki makeup, holding a katana and fan with the rising sun), and four Sasafuri (children waving bamboo to soothe the tiger) in this dance, which is done to the rhythm of drums, flutes and gongs. They act out the story of The Battles of Coxinga, in which the Watonai defeats a tiger.

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大阪芸術大学/山下遥 Osaka University of Arts/Yamashita Haruka