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The breath of the gods returns to the modern world. ~Local performing arts passed down in Nishimera-son~    



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This video has been prepared to introduce the traditional performing arts passed down in Nishimera-son. Residents of the "Ogawa district" continue to perform the "Shiri-furi Odori (bottom-wriggling dance)" and 33 kagura music and dance pieces which are performed throughout the night on the Saturday closest to December 15 every year. In the "Takehara district," the custom of jointly cultivating fields called "Nakama-gome" was continued until around 1949 and this custom generated the "Danshichi odori (Danshichi dance)" (which consists of 15 performance pieces) and "Momo to Sakura (peach and cherry blossom)" (which consists of two performance pieces). At Kobaru Inari Shrine in the Koshino district, the gods are invited, offerings are made, and 33 kagura music and dance pieces are dedicated throughout the night of the annual great festival held on December 8. The day starts to break when the festival reaches to point at which the Joju kagura dances are performed.

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