Yamakita no Bo Odori 山北の棒踊り Kochi (Nov.)
Yamakita no Bo Odori is said to have begun around 300 years ago. The Yamauchi clan spent ten years in confinement, and to relieve their boredom, their retainers gathered local youths from the region and taught them stick fighting, which they then performed. At present, the odori consists of a main stick fighting event, which is conducted by 20 people, and a performance in which a pair of participants face each other and fight with sticks. It is held at the autumn matsuri of Gosha Asagamiojigu Shrine, and is performed by youths.
Asagamiojigu, Yamakita, Kagami-cho, Konan City, Kochi
Approx. 30 min. from JR Kochi station to Noichi station on the Gomen-Nahari line of the Tosa Kuroshio Railway. Approx. 10 min. by taxi.
Approx. 25 min. from Nankoku interchange on the Kochi Expressway.
Approx. 15 min. by taxi from Kochi Ryoma Airport.