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The Local Performing Arts Traditionally Passed Down in Mimata-cho - From the depths of time -    



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It is said that Mimata-cho was founded in 1318 when Tsuyo Mishima, the fifth son of the Shimazu family and the estate steward, reclaimed the mountains and the countryside to establish the basic land for Mimata. There are various different traditional performing arts passed down in Mimata-cho, and the characteristics of the performing arts in each region are fully introduced in this video.
The "Janka Uma Odori (Janka horse dance)" is performed in the Nakayone and Kunugida regions. In between the horse dances, a teodori dance (a type of dance where all the performers dance in the same manner) called "Atoyama" is performed. The "Bo Odori (Stick dance)" is performed followed by the "Yakko Odori (Yakko dance)" in the Kamiyone, Shin-banba, and Mochibaru regions. The "Oodaiko Odori (big drum dance)" is performed in the Kosagisu region, and the "Bon Odori (Bon dance)" and "Yakko Odori (Yakko dance)" are performed in the Kajiyama region. The "Naginata Odori (long-handled sword dance)" and "Yakko Odori (Yakko dance)" are performed in the Todoroki region, the "Bo Odori (stick dance)" and "Yakko Odori (Yakko dance)" are performed in the Oono and Kariya regions, and the "Tawara Odori (straw bag dance)" and "Yakko Odori (Yakko dance)" are performed in the Tadeike and Tagami regions. The "Taro Odori (Taro dance)" and "Yakko Odori (Yakko dance)" are performed in
the Tani region.

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