Now, let's go see traditional events that can only be seen here! Series Summary of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Kanagawa March and April Edition
Intangible folk cultural properties may sound somewhat formal and unfamiliar, but there are also familiar things such as lion dance, kite flying, and dontoyaki, as well as puppet shows, kagura, and festival music.
There are many intangible folk cultural properties in Kanagawa, and there is a map of intangible folk cultural properties on the prefecture's website. Why don't you visit this precious historical culture based on this?
Kanagawa Prefecture Homepage Intangible Folk Cultural Assets of Kanagawa Prefecture
Click here for the previous post → Now, let's go see traditional events that can only be seen here! Series Summary of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Kanagawa January and February Edition
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Yadomatsuri Music Festival - Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Matsuda Town -
Yorijinja festivals are held on the first Saturday of March to pray for a good harvest and the safety of residents throughout the year. On this day of the festival, the “Matsuri Hayashi” that accompanies the mikoshi parade is passed down as a powerful performing art.
|Date and time:||Saturday, March 4th|
|address:||2537 Yori, Matsuda-machi, Ashigarakami-gun ( MAP )|
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Source: Matsuda Town
Shiraiwa Shrine Festival - Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Oiso Town -
It is an event centered on walking shooting called Yabusame, which is held at Shiraiwa Shrine. Holding a triangular piece of paper called fukumen in their mouths, they go around the main shrine and head for the approach, then shoot arrows in the target and the lucky direction. Pilgrims fight to bring back the shot target as an amulet.
|Date and time:||March 5 (Sun)|
|address:||853 Nishikoiso, Oiso-machi, Naka-gun ( MAP )|
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Yudate Lion Dance in Hakone (Sengokuhara Kagura Preservation Society)-National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property-
It is dedicated at the annual festival of Suwa Shrine (Sengokuhara). During the Edo period, the Odai Kagura of Ise Jingu's Outer Shrine was transmitted to rural areas, and it is said that part of it was adopted as a lion dance.
|Date and time:||Monday, March 27|
|address:||100 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun ( MAP )|
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Source: Hakone Town