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Konan City , Kochi
(kagami-cho)
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Traditional arts of the Kagami-cho area - Shishimai dance and Okarasugui no Gi ritual of Nyakuichi Ojigu Shrine Yamakita Bo Odori, Tosadako kite, Furafu - An Intangible Cultural Properties of Kochi Prefecture    



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Shishimai of Nyakuichi Ojigu Shrine is a traditional dance dedicated to the gods in order to pray for the expulsion of evils and to wish for a good harvest at the Autumn Shinsai Festival and has been designated an Intangible Cultural Property by Kochi Prefecture. The Okarasugui no Gi ritual is the only remaining event among those listed as the three strange festivals of Japan, and the performers, who have purified themselves on the beach the day before the festival, make a pilgrimage to the shrine for the auspicious occasion and place rice dumplings on the roof of the shrine. The disposition of the gods is assessed according to whether the crows have picked at all the dumplings or not by the following morning.
Yamakita Bo Odori or bar dance of Asagami Ojigu Shrine is a traditional event dedicated to the gods at the Autumn Shinsai Festival and is designated an Intangible Cultural Property by Kochi Prefecture. The numbers include Nijunin Bo, Kobouchi, Rengaeshi, and Yotan Bo.
The Tosadako kites are flown for Kakedako, which is a tailed kite competition, and also on auspicious occasions such as someones birthday. Furafu is a traditional pattern that is hand painted by a dyer and the kite is flown for the Boys Festival.

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