Introduction of The Festival

Lion Dance of Yasakajinja Fukui Pref

The Shishimai (lion dance) of Yasakajinja is said to have started to pray for the prevention of infectious diseases. Two single youngsters dance around the village visiting each residential house. It is said to have started in the beginning of the Kamakura period (1192-1333 A.D.).

Category
Protection from evil・lion dance
Location(s)
40-1 Yai, Minamiechizen Cho, Fukui Prefecture Yasakajinja
Date(s) of Matsuri
October 10-11
Contact
Access
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Conservation Group
Yasakajinja Shishimai Hozonkai
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture