Introduction of The Festival

Tenmasha Annual Festival Fukui Pref

Tenmasha Reisai-shinji

Along with Shinto rituals of the king dance, shishimai (lion dance) and denraku (ritual dance and music) is performed in the field before the main building of Tenmasha shrine. Young men, who carry portable shrines, take mizugori (cold-water ablutions) in the river by the shrine’s office. They stomp hard on the riverbed as if kicking evils about.

Category
lion dance・Portable shrine
Location(s)
56 Fujii, Wakasa Cho, Fukui Prefecture Tenmasha
Date(s) of Matsuri
2.Apr
Contact
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Conservation Group
Tenmasha
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture