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Nekko Bangaku

Nekko Bangaku Akita (Aug.)

Nekko Bangaku is a traditional dance of the Nekko region of Kitaakita City, an area surrounded by mountains and which is known as a matagi (traditional hunters) village. Its two main characteristics are its excellent literary lyrics, and the fact that it predates Kowakamai dance, which is a predecessor of Noh. It is a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.


Aninekko, Kitaakita City, Akita

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By Train

Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. from Takanosu station to Okashinai station on the Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway. Approx. 5 min. by taxi.

By Car

Approx. 60 min. from Gojome-Hachirogata interchange on the Akita Expressway.

By Air

An approx. 50 min. drive from Odate-Noshiro Airport.

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