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Wakuri Mibu Kyogen

Wakuri Mibu Kyogen Fukui (Apr.)

Wakuri Mibu Kyogen is performed once every six years as the Shichinen Kuyosai memorial event for the Ichi-no-To tower in the grounds of Saiho-ji Temple in Wakuri, Obama City, Fukui Prefecture. The silent plays are performed over three days by mask-wearing locals from Wakuri. The tradition is said to have come from Mibu Kyogen in Mibu-dera Temple in Kyoto. With moral themes, the plays are easy to understand and are highly entertaining, like humorous pantomimes.


Precincts of Saihoji, Wakuri, Obama City, Fukui

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By Train

Approx. 60 min. from JR Tsuruga station to JR Obama station, then approx. 5 min. by taxi.

By Bus

From JR Obama station take a West JR Bus bound for Omi-Imazu station approx. 4 min. and alight at Yunookabashi bus stop. An approx. 3 min. walk.

By Car

Approx. 3 min. past the Obama interchange off the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway.

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