Kiraigo 千葉県山武郡横芝光町虫生 広済寺 Chiba (Aug.)
Kiraigo is Japan's only classical performance depicting hell, and it is held to explain the teachings of Buddhism in a simple manner. It is said to have begun in the Kamakura period to show the people, through a play which is easy to understand, that if they did not believe in Buddhism, they would fall into hell and suffer. The sinner, who has fallen into hell, is tormented by a demon, but before long is rescued by the compassion of the bodhisattva of hell. It is a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
Kosaiji, Musho, Yokoshibahikari-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba
Get off at JR Yokoshiba station on the JR Sobu line. Approx. 60 min. walk, or approx. 10 min. by taxi.
Approx. 5 min. from the Yokoshibahikari interchange of the Choshi renraku road.