SHISHIMAI CULTURE LION DANCE  CULTURAL PROPERTY

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Do you start becoming interested in Japanese performing arts? The more you know about it, you will notice that it is a profound traditional arts. We are grad if you have a little interest. Today, let us introduce about a slightly different Shishimai.

This time, we introduce about Uzuto Lion Dance. Uzuto Lion Dance, which is designated Cultural Property, has a tradition of 300 years.
It was presupposed that it was happened to 1774-1748, added the lion dance in 1851, and became the present form. Various dances are performed while accompanied by drums.

PIGGYBACK RIDE SHISHIMAI  CULTURAL PROPERTY AMAZING SPINDLY BEANPOLE LANKY TALL INVOKE RAIN EVERY TOW YEARS DROUGHT RAIN GODS PRAY

Uzuto Lion Dance is performed in HIroshima on the Last Sunday of July, it is held Zingi of Uzuki(Pray for rain to a drought) once every two years. When the lion and dancer march in procession around the Uzuto village, why don’t you follow the procession?

How do you like it? We hope those information we’ve provided you today about Uzuto Lion Dance stir up your interest for Japan.
Next time, We’re going to tell you about Rokusai Nenbutsu Lion dance.

Let's meet up the week after next!

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