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Introduction of the Kaguradan/
The Nishihara district of Asaminami Ward was formed by accumulating sediment carried by the three rivers of the Ota River, Furukawa, and the Old Yasukawa River. Because of the low land, it was often flooded. Especially in the five years since Tenmei 3 (1783), not only floods, but also famine and plague struck Nishihara Village, and were devastated. The villagers decide to dedicate kagura to Fuyuki Shrine in order to ward off the bad epidemic and pray for a good harvest of five grains. This is said to be the origin of Nishihara Junijinki Kagura. It combines the flow of Bitchu Kagura and Izumo Kagura, and is characterized by a simple and majestic manner, which contrasts with the violent movement of Atou Kagura in Numata Town. There are still old-fashioned points such as using children to pick up gods. Nishihara Junikami Kagura was designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Hiroshima City on August 12, Showa 49
Name of Representative (Title)/OKIMOTO Yoshinori (Chairman)
Contact Us/082-874-1067 Nishihara 5-16-20, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima
When the Kaguradan was founded/Showa 34
Number of group members/26 people
Holding programs/9 programs (Soot Sweep, Kinkoshi, Sword Dance, Oki Goni, Hatamai, Sea Bream Fishing, Iwato, Naginatamai, Arahira)
Local Shrine/ Fuyuki Shrine
Performance period at a local shrine/ 3rd Saturday in October (every other year)
Past performances/Dedicated to Fuyuki Shrine Autumn Festival every other year
Onsite Kagura Performance/Not Available

Information

addresses
6-13-7 Nishihara, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima 731-0113

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