Introduction of The Festival

Kenketo Matsuri Shiga Pref

Omi-no-Kenketo Matsuri

The Kenketo Odori is a dance by boys dedicated to the shrine. It is a performance of jumping and brandishing a Naginata (a long sword). They wear gaudy kimono dresses with heavy makeups.

Category
Protection from evil・Dance
Location(s)
Yamanoue, Ryuo Cho, Shiga Prefecture Suginoki Shrine
Date(s) of Matsuri
May 3
Contact
Gamou Cho Kanko Kyokai
Access
Twenty five minutes bus ride from JR Omihachima n Station to Yamanoue bus stop and ten minutes walk from the bus stop.
URL
Conservation Group
Suginoki Jinja Kenketo Odori Hozon Kai
Note
Selection of national intangible folk cultural assets that need measures such as making records