Introduction of The Festival

Habu Matsuri Wakayama Pref

Habuhachiman-jinja-no Okashira-shinji

The festival features “Soto no Odori Shishi” (literally, dancing lion with two heads) performed by four dancers. They dance without instrument but only with the sign of presence from Hoko (long-handled Chinese spear) and Sasara (bundle of thinly cut bamboo pieces) each held by a male and female devil.

Category
lion dance・Portable shrine・Dance
Location(s)
Habu, Hidakagawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Habuhachiman Shrine
Date(s) of Matsuri
The third Sunday in October
Contact
Access
Fifteen minutes walk from JR Dojoji Station
URL
Conservation Group
Habuhachiman-jinja Okashira Hozonkai
Note
Important intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture