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Let's go see traditional events that can only be seen here now! Series: Summary of Kanagawa's Intangible Folk Cultural Properties March and April Edition

今、ここでしか見れない伝統行事を見に行こう! シリーズ 神奈川の無形民俗文化財まとめ 3月、4月編

When we hear about intangible folk cultural assets, they may seem formal and unfamiliar, but there are also things that we often hear about, such as lion dancing, kite flying, and dontoyaki, as well as puppet shows, kagura, and festival festivals.

Kanagawa also has many of these intangible folk cultural properties, and if you look at the prefecture's website you will find a map of intangible folk cultural properties. Why not visit this valuable historical culture?

Kanagawa Prefecture Homepage Kanagawa Prefecture's Intangible Folk Cultural Properties
URL: http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/cnt/f6658/p401454.html

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Yorisaihayashi – Matsuda Town Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property –

The festival at Yori Shrine is held on the first Saturday of March to pray for the year's bountiful harvest and the safety of the residents. The ``matsurihayashi'' that is played as the mikoshi passes on this festival day is a powerful performing art that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Date and time: Saturday, March 4th
place: Yori Shrine
address: 2537, Matsuda-cho, Ashigarakami-gun ( MAP )

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Yorisai Hayashi

Source: Matsuda Town

Shiraiwa Shrine Festival – Oiso Town Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property –

This is an event centered around a shooting ceremony called Yabusame held at Shiraiwa Shrine. Holding a triangular piece of paper called Fukumen in their mouths, the members walk around the shrine building to the approach to the shrine and shoot arrows at the target and the lucky direction. Pilgrims compete to take the target they shoot home as a talisman.

Date and time: Sunday, March 5th
place: Shiraiwa Shrine
address: 853 Nishikoiso, Oiso-cho, Naka-gun ( MAP )

Shiraiwa Shrine Festival

Source: isotabi.com

Hakone's Yutachi Shishimai (Sengokuhara Kagura Preservation Society) - National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property -

It is dedicated at the annual festival of Suwa Shrine (Sengokuhara). It is said that during the Edo period, the great Kagura of the Geku of Ise Grand Shrine was introduced to the region, and some of it was adopted as the Lion Dance.

Date and time: Monday, March 27th
place: Suwa Shrine
address: 100 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun ( MAP )

Yutachi Lion Dance

Source: Hakone Town

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