Kane Odori 鐘踊り Ehime (Aug.)
In the Kane Odori, bamboo grass is erected in the grounds of Onishi Shrine, and a circular area is enclosed by shimenawa rope. The taiko drums and bells beat a unique rhythm in triple time, and 22 people perform a spectacular heroic dance. This traditional mountain village ritual has a history of over 300 years. It is said to have started as a memorial service for Lord Onishi Bitchu no Kami Mototake, who was defeated in a battle with the Chosokabe clan of Tosa Province, located in modern-day Kochi Prefecture. It is designated as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Ehime Prefecture.
Onishi Jinja, Kamiyama Nissho chiku, Shingu-cho, Shikoku Chuo city, Ehime
From Seto Ohashi heading for Kagawa, go through Kawanoe junction and Kawanoe Higashi junction, then get off at Shingu interchange heading for Kochi, then take prefectural Route 5 (approx. 35 min.)
From Awajishima - Tokushima direction, go through Kawanoe Higashi junction, then get off at Shingu interchange heading for Kochi, then take prefectural Route 5 (approx. 35 min.)