Yamana Jinja Tennosai Bugaku 山名神社天王祭舞楽 Shizuoka (July)
The matsuri of Yamana Shrine is called Gion of Iida, as the dance which was performed at the Gion Matsuri in Kyoto before the Onin War (1467～1477) is still performed here. The dance consists, of eight parts. The Toro-no-mai, in which the dancer wears a headdress in the shape of a praying mantis, is unusual in Japan. During the dance, eight floats rotate around the stage, and the matsuri reaches its climax. It is an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property designated by the country.
Yamana Jinja, Iida, Morimachi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka
From JR Fukuroi station take the Akiha bus service Akiha line for approx. 20 min., then get off at Tenno bus stop.
Approx. 10 min. from Mori-Kakegawa interchange on the Shin-Tomei Expressway.