Introduction of the Kaguradan/
The Ogawara Fire Mai Preservation Society was founded at the beginning of the Meiji Era, and is now handed down by about 30 people from elementary school students to members of society for the purpose of inheriting traditional culture, promoting the community, and fellowship of members. The name of “Fire Dance” comes from the dedication of “Bubi” and “Juni Jingu Kagura,” which are handmade fireworks nationwide, at the same time. Every fall, in addition to praying for a good harvest of five grains at the Matsuo Shrine Reitaisai, the guardian deity of the Ogawara district, “Fire Dance” is also performed at recitals inside and outside the prefecture.
Name of Representative (Title) /Shinji MANGAHARA (Chairman)
When the Kaguradan was found/the beginning of the Meiji period
Number of members: about 30
Preservation program/Junikazumi Kagura
Local Shrine/ Matsuo Shrine
When is the performance at a local shrine/ October
Past performances: Hayatani Shrine Autumn Festival, Wide Area Twelve Divine Kagura Festival, Koyo Traditional Performing Arts Festival, etc.
On-site Kagura Performance/Can be performed depending on conditions
Ogawaracho, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima 739-1754, Japan