Obasama no Ennen 小迫の延年 Miyagi (Apr.)
Obasama no Ennen is a matsuri held before the spring farming period begins, to pray for abundant crops. Ennen is one of the generic names for an energetic display of song and dance performed by monks and children at temples from the Heian period to the Muromachi period. Seven programs are performed in the matsuri. As it is a traditional regional performance art passed down from the Heian period and performed annually, it has been nationally designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
Hakusan Jinja, Kannari-obasama, Kurihara City, Miyagi
Approx. 15 min. by car from Kurikomakogen station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line.
Approx. 10 min. from the Wakayanagi-kannari interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. (Approx. 10 min. from Kurihara City Kannari Government Office.)