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Tabayama-mura Gion Matsuri Sasara Shishimai

Tabayama-mura Gion Matsuri Sasara Shishimai Yamanashi (July)

Tabayama-mura Gion Matsuri Sasara Shishimai has a history of 300 years. It dates from the Edo period. Along with the lions, people wearing hats adorned with flowers and carrying musical instruments called sasara, and people with swords parade around the village to a musical accompaniment, and perform a dance at shrines in each area. The dance has a story, and one of the highlights is the scene in which the three lions dance aggressively. The tradition continues to be passed down, with the youths of the cultural property preservation society taking the lead in reviving programs which had ceased to be performed.


Kumano Jinja and environs, Tabayama-mura, Kitatsuru-gun, Yamanashi

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By Train

Get off at JR Okutama station on the JR Ome line, then take a bus bound for Taba, and get off at Taba bus stop after approx. 60 min.

By Car

Approx. 60 min. from the Uenohara interchange of the Chuo Expressway.

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Tabayama-mura Gion Matsuri Sasara Shishimai
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