Introduction of The Festival

Tayama Hana-odori Kyoto Pref

Participants in the festival dance spectacularly with “shinai,” four-tiered decorations consisting of flowers and many pieces of colorful paper, held on their backs and with rhythmic “kakko,” a small drum-like instrument, hung on their chests. This is a dancing ritual for rain that has been handed down in this district since the early Edo era.

Category
Dance・Rain making
Location(s)
Tayama, Minamiyamashiro Village, Kyoto Prefecture Suwa Shrine
Date(s) of Matsuri
November 3
Contact
Tourism Department, Kyoto Prefecture (075-414-4837)
Access
60 minutes walk from JR Tsukigaseguchi Station
URL
Conservation Group
Tayamahanaodori Hozonkai
Note
Important folk cultural assets designated by the Prefecture