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Prefecture designated intangible folk cultural property
Classification Kagura
name Enmanji Kagura
Designated date February 15, 1974
Holding group Enmanji Kagura Preservation Association
location Hanamaki city knee stand

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Enmanji Kagura


Enman-ji Temple Kagura is said to have been transmitted by Yamabushi Osamu, who is based on Manman-ji Temple in the same area as Yamabushi Kagura handed down in the Kanonzan district of Hanamaki-shi. Dedicated to Yasaka Shrine's annual festival (October 25), Kanon-do, Togaya-Kisazaki Shrine and other shrines in Hanamaki. Once, during the harvest and the New Year holidays, they went through the gate and the Hanamaki district, deviled and burnt down prayers at the Konen dance, and the night kagura took place as a private house. It is said that it is transmitted at about the same time as Hayaike Mine Kagura, but there is no definite record and details are unknown. At the beginning of the Edo period, when Kitamatsusai was a castle mainly in Kananuki and Waga 2 county, at the time of the transfer of the Toriyagasaki Shrine Festival (now the Hanamaki Festival), Shinto shrines were heavy and stopped moving, and the Shinshu and Yamabushi prayed However, there was a person to recommend, and there was a person who recommended Enmanji Kagura, and he became able to move. Since then, it is said that she has received the thick protection of Matsusai. The program consists of the 6th ceremony ("Torai", "Chitose Yui", "Sanban", "Hachimani", "Yamagami Mai", "Iwato Kai"), Zagai Dance, Kyogen and Gongen Mai. The order of the ceremony No. 6 is the same as that of Hayaike Mine Kagura, but it is changing that Chitose appears and dances in front of Koi in Koi Mai. In addition, in Gongen dance, Gongen screams "Peepy", swallows white cloth, white fan, and sideboard one after another, and the point of spiting differs greatly.

Main performance place

Yasaka Shrine Ordinary Festival (October)