Hagino, Nitayama fawn dance

Hagino, Nitayama fawn dance はぎの・にたやまししおどり
Fawn dance dedicated to Shinjyo Castle Site Tozawa Shrine and defense of the fatherland Shinto shrine on August 26 is folk entertainment to reach Hagino and Nitayama (similar mountain) in northern city.
Fawn dance consists of "district" of seven dancers and two people.
Dancer attaches bag-like curtain which we hung down to knee to fawn head which modelled antelope and we hold *ko and side drum to call in stomach and dance.
As for the leading role, scene called "confusion of small Cangshan" to be connected with each other these seven with the figure to be accompanied by two former rear maikos four behind shoshikako and minus number fawn becomes climactic Naka fawn, aside.
"District" is covered with steamed bun umbrella with flysheet and sings Buddhist pilgrim's hymn-like song while stealing musical instrument called "sasara" which we wear casually and made with big bamboo with figure, and sounding.
Wind blows as shown by "5th rain" letter "10th wind" of flag which fawn carries on its back in this district every 10th, and, as for this fawn dance, it is thought that it rains every 5th with dance to pray for staple grains fertility from legend that it is good harvest.
In addition, fawn dance in imitation of antelope is the national only thing.
  • Name Hagino, Nitayama fawn dance
  • Contact information Shinjo-shi business and industry sightseeing section
  • Remarks Prefecture-designated immaterial folk cultural assets. Designated Date:: * 41.9.30
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