Nechiyamadera no Ennen Otetekomai 根知山寺の延年～おててこ舞～ Niigata (Aug.)
Nechiyama-dera no Ennen is performed in the Nechiyama-dera settlement. It is Niigata Prefecture’s only ennen (temple performance) event. It is steeped in the syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism, and comprises ten dances. One of these dances, “Otetekomai” is widely known as the generic name for the matsuri. As the Otetekomai lyrics contain words from songs of Muromachi era (1338 - 1573), it can be said to have been transmitted to the region at least 500 years ago.
Itoigawa City, Niigata
Approx. 15 min from JR Itoigawa station to JR Nechi station. An approx. 10 min. walk.
Approx. 40 min. from JR Itoigawa station by Itoigawa Bus no.50 bound for Bessho. Alight at Yamaguchi bus stop. An approx. 15 min. walk.
Approx. 20 min. from Itoigawa interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.