Introduction of The Festival

Devil’s dance in Shiide Wakayama Pref

Shiide-no-oni-matsuri

This is a Shinto ritual to pray for an abundant harvest and an end to the epidemic. A red devil with a long stick dances livelily to flutes and drums. The festival has a 400 year history.

Category
Dance
Location(s)
Itsukushimajinja
Date(s) of Matsuri
August 16
Contact
Access
Two minutes walk from Nankai Koyashita Station
URL
Conservation Group
Shiide-no-oni-no-mai Hozonkai
Note
Important intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture