Introduction of The Festival

Kirin Shishimai in Igumi Hyogo Pref

“Kylin” is a mythical animal of China, representing an outstanding figure. In Igumi area, a Kylin lion is respected and loved by local people as the deity’s messenger to exorcise evil spirits hidden under the ground and bring good people residing in the sky.

Category
Protection from evil・lion dance・Dance
Location(s)
Shinonsen, Mikata District, Hyogo Prefecture Dasai Shrine
Date(s) of Matsuri
October 9
Contact
Access
Fifteen minutes walk from JR Igumi Station
URL
Conservation Group
Igumi Kylin Lion Hozonkai
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture