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Thinking of forerunners still breathing at present - Local performing arts handed down in Higashikushira-cho -    



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Almost all local performing arts of Higashikushira-cho are related to farming. seven of them practiced every year are included in the film.
Hachigatsu odori (August dance) of Tojin:
Tradition says that the dance was started in commemoration of the area between Tojin and Kashiwara being converted into paddy fields in the early Edo period (1603-1867). (Event-holding data: First Saturday of September)
Tera odori (temple dance) of Tamarimizu:
It is traditionally said that Tera odori was dedicated to cordially entomb the ghosts of the bonze and his family of Eisenji Temple, which was attacked by fire at the time of Haibutsu-Kishaku or the anti-Buddhist movement (Shinto-Buddhism-separation) in 1868. It is exhibited in Suijinsai, the water god festival, held in early September.
Kane-uchi (Bell ringing) of Iwahiro:
There are six repertories, which are dedicated in Suijinsai, the water god festival, held on August 15 of the lunar calendar.
Kashiwabaru sumo jinku-odori (sumo songs and dances):
This event is held together with the Kashiwabaru Grand Sumo Tournament and traditions say that it was started as a prayer to expel epidemics as well as for a great catch of fish and the safety of ships.
Spring festivals of Hitora Shrine, Miyanuki Shrine, and Otsuka Shrine:
Festivals for praying for a rich harvest of the year, which are held in February every year (February 23: Miyanuki Shrine; February 25: Hirota Shrine; and February 28: Otsuka Shrine).

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