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Tamura City , Fukushima
(Funahiki Machi)
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Intangible folk cultural assets designated by Funehiki Machi Ishimori no Sanbiki Shishimai (The Three Lion Dance of Ishimori) Ishizawa no Sanbiki Shishimai (The Three Lion Dance of Ishizawa)    



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Ishimori no Sanbiki Shishimai (The Three Lion Dance of Ishimori) is a traditional performing art that has been performed for approximately 200 years in the Ishimori region in Funehiki Machi, Tamura City in Fukushima Prefecture, and is dedicated at the annual autumn festival held at Kashima Shrine on November 3 every year. It is one of the intangible cultural assets designated by Tamura City.
The three lions are the Taro lion, the Jiro lion, and the female lion, and the music is performed using flutes and drums. There are 10 different performances consisting of "O-niwa mawari no mai (the going round the garden dance)," "O-niwa narashi no mai (the sorting out the garden dance)," "Itsutsu-ashi no mai (the dance of 5 feet)," "Shiho-katame no mai (the dance of surrounding from four directions)," "Sozoroki no mai," "Uta-bue no mai (dancing to a song and flute)," "Uta no mai (dancing to a song)," "Inenuri no mai," "Kake-ai no mai," and "O-niwa mawari no mai (the going round the garden dance)." The garden where the performance takes place is traditionally set up with a 3 meter long bamboo stick with heisoku (strips of cloth or paper which are attached to
sticks to be dedicated to the gods) attached, and an oogasa (large sunshade).
The Ishizawa no Sanbiki Shihimai (The Three Lion Dance of Ishizawa), which is introduced in the latter half of
the video, is a traditional performing art in the Ishizawa region in Funehiki Machi, Tamura City in Fukushima
Prefecture, and is dedicated at the annual autumn festival held at Kumano Shrine and Kashima Shrine on
November 3 every year. It is one of the intangible cultural assets designated by Tamura City.
The three lions are the Taro lion, the Jiro lion, and the female lion, and the music is performed using flutes and
drums. There are 6 different performances consisting of "Tori no mai," "Yado-ire no mai," "Sozoroki no mai,"
"Hana-iki no mai," "Uta-no-kiri no mai," and "Shimai no mai."

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