Introduction of The Festival

Kylin lion dance in Oka Wakayama Pref

Shishimai (lion dance) has two styles; one is called yamabushi-kagura (kagura played by ascetic monks living in mountains) and another called dai-kagura which is performed in Ise and other provinces. Kylin lion dance in Oka village is the latter type handed down locally by young people.

Category
lion dance
Location(s)
Kamitonda Cho, Wakayama Prefecture, Yakamijinja
Date(s) of Matsuri
November 29 for Yakamijinja and the Day of Ox in July for Tanakajinja
Contact
Access
Twenty minutes bus ride from JR Kiitanabe Station to Okayakami-jinja-mae bus stop
URL
Conservation Group
Okanoshishibudan
Note
Important intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture