Introduction of The Festival

Suginohara-no-ontamai Wakayama Pref

This is a Shinto ritual dance, imitating a series of rice farmings. It also features “Hadaka-nai-oshi” performance in which naked men, wearing only fundoshi loincloths, sing and push each other around a big brazier.

Category
For a good harvest・Dance
Location(s)
Suginohara, Aridagawa Cho, Wakayama Prefecture Ushakuji
Date(s) of Matsuri
February 11 in odd-numbered years
Contact
Education Board in Aritagawa Town
Access
Ninety minutes bus ride from JR Fujinami Station to Nakamura bus stop, and ten minutes walk from the bus stop
URL
Conservation Group
Suginohara-no Ontamai Hozonkai
Note
Important intangible folk cultural assets designated by the National Government