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Shishimai dance of Otonda    

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Entire story: 15 minutes
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Otonda no Shishimai is dedicated at the Autumn Festival of Hiro Hachiman Shrine. The shrine is famous for the legend of Inamura no Hi. Its sessha or related shrine is Tenjinsha Shrine and the shishimai dance is performed in front of Tenjinsha.
In principle, this shishimai is in the Sannindachi style that is performed by three dancers who dance in turn. Their refined movements and the accurate hayashite (flute and drum) overwhelm the audience. This is a folkloric performing art which requires excellent skills acquired by long training on the part of the performers.

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