Introduction of The Festival

Itosaki-no-Hotokemai Fukui Pref
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Hotoke-mai means a Buddhist dance. Eight dancers wearing golden Buddha’s mask and black vestment dance gravely and elegantly. Only eldest sons who live in Itosakicho, Fukui City are qualified to be dancers.

Category
Dance
Location(s)
Itosakicho, Fukui City Itosakiji
Date(s) of Matsuri
April 18 of every odd year
Contact
Access
Sixty minutes drive from Fukuikita IC on Hokuriku Expressway
URL
Conservation Group
Hotokemai Hozonkai
Note
Important folk cultural assets designated by the National Government