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Tsubata no Shishimai (Tsubata Lion Dance) A Traditional Dance and its Form Festival Shishimai (Lion Dance)    



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Entire story: 18 minutes
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Each of the 4 regions in Tsubata Machi has a characteristic lion dance. The "Shimizu Hachiman Association" performs a dance using a "Kuma Jishi (Bear Lion)," which is covered in bear skin, the "Sho Sumiyoshi Association" performs a dance using an "Oojishi (Large Lion)," which is also covered in bear skin, the "Tsubata Ooshiro Association" performs a dance using a "Kenka Jishi (Fighting Lion)," which is covered with the skin of a white deer, and the "Kagatsume Shira-tori Association" performs a dance using an "Aka Jishi (Red Lion)," which is colored red using Japanese lacquer. The stick swinger takes on an important role in which the "Ooshiro" and "Hachiman" hold swords, and the "Shiratori" and "Sumiyoshi" hold long handled swords.
At 6:00 p.m., the lions from the four regions gather at the "Tsubata Machi crossroad" from four different directions. The festival then proceeds with the music groups competing with each other, the lion dancers competing with each other, and finally, the stick swingers competing with each other.
This video introduces the "Kawaidani Region Shishimai (Kawaidani Region Lion Dance) as well as the
"Takenohashi no Shishimai (Takenohashi Lion Dance)."

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