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Hagino Shishiodori
Nitayama Shishiodori

The Only Folk Performance Modeled After a Wild Goat

  • City

    Shinjo City, Yamagata

  • Period

    Every August 24 - 26

  • Location

    Only on the 26th, Tozawa Shrine at Shinjo Castle Ruins/Gokoku Shrine Dedication

  • Introduction

    Performed with a group of 7 dancers all draped in a curtain as the body and a deer mask made to look like a wild goat. The dance is used as a supplication for an abundant harvest with the Japanese phrases Juunichi-Kaze ("10 days of wind") and Gonichi-Ame ("5 days of rain") written on them -- which is said to be helpful for crops.

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大阪芸術大学/森口優 Osaka University of Arts/Yu Moriguchi