Introduction of The Festival

Kenkoku Shrine Autumn Festival Wakayama Pref

Kenkokujinja-no-sanmenshishi

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Sanmenshishi literally means Kylin lion with three faces. It is a group of lion dancers and staff as follows; a devil with a high nose, a gater with devil’s face, two lions, a drummer and a few assistants. In the festival they lead portable shrines parading around the village.

Category
lion dance・Portable shrine・Parade
Location(s)
Yuasa, Yuasa-chō, Wakayama Prefecture, Kenkoku Shrine
Date(s) of Matsuri
October 18
Contact
Yuasa1914, Yuasa-chō, Wakayama Prefecture, Kenkoku Shrine
Access
Ten minutes walk from JR Yuasa Station
URL
Conservation Group
Kenkokujinja Sanmen Hozonkai
Note
Important intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture