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Matsuri-bayashi and traditional dance of Hinode-machi    

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Matsuri-bayashi (festive music accompaniment) and kagura dedicated at the spring festival of Sajikami Shrine, Nagai Kanda bayashi, which is performed at the spring festival of Sangisha, shishimai (lion dance) of Tamanouchi dedicated at Mishima Shrine, and Hachiman bayashi and Houou no mai (dance of the phoenix) dedicated at the autumnal festival of Hachiman Shrine and Kasuga Shrine, which are dedicated intangible ethnic cultural properties of Hinode-machi, are introduced together with festival scenes of each shrine. Shishimai (lion dance) of Tamanouchi is performed by one daigashira (big lion), mesujishi (female lion), and shogashira (small lion), four hanagasa (four persons wearing a hat adorned with flowers), one tengu (long-nosed goblin), and one flutist. In this video, dances of Shichido, Hanagake, Tachigake, and Kamikiri are introduced. The Shimohirai Houou no mai (dance of the phoenix), which is a designated national important intangible folk cultural property, is said to have descended from Kyoto and is dedicated as a dance for intercession for rain and clearing out of epidemics, too. (Event-holding date: Spring Festival of Sajikami Shrine: End of March; Spring Festival of Sangisha: Sunday closest to April 15 and April 18; Shishimai of Tamanouchi of Mishima Shrine: Second Saturday of August; Autumnal Festival of Kasuga Shrine and Hachiman Shrine: Saturday and Sunday closest to September 29)

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