Lunar New Year’s Event of Yuza (Amahage) /Takinoura District

Lunar New Year’s Event of Yuza (Amahage) /Takinoura District ゆざのこしょうがつぎょうじ(あまはげ)
Registered as National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Intangible Asset, “Amahage” admonishes against laziness.
This is a traditional event which has been handed down in the northern area on the coast of Yuza-machi.
Also, registered as National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset.
There are two Lunar New’s Year’s traditional events, Amahage and Tori-oi [chasing bird off], though the latter has not been held any more.
Amahage is very similar event to “Namahage” of Akita.
In Yuza-machi, this event is called “Amahage,” while both events are said to share the same origin.
Attire, mask, and props used in each event are slightly different.
They come up to houses and admonish against laziness as “Namahage” does.
To be held on 1st (in Takinoura district), 3rd (in Mejika district), and 6th (Shimazaki district).
  • Name Lunar New Year’s Event of Yuza (Amahage) /Takinoura District
  • Schedule January 1 in Takinoura district
    January 3 in Mega district
    January 6 in Torizaki district
  • Date Monday, January 1, 2018
    ~ Monday, January 1, 2018
  • Time About 18:00 ~
  • Contact information Person in charge of Yuza-machi Board of Education Education Section culture
  • Phone number 0234-72-5892
  • Access From JR Fukura Station: 10 min by car
    From Sakata Minato Interchange of Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway: 25 min by car
  • Remarks ※Amahage is folk event to come to village. It is standard home, and the stage does not release state indoor to the public. You can have you taste atmosphere of cruise, but Amahage is God, and please understand that this event is Shinto ritual.
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