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National designated, Important intangible folk cultural property
Classification Ken dance
name Nagai's Great Buddha Buddha Dance
alias Great Buddha Buddha dance, Great Buddha
Designated date January 28, 1982
Holding group Nagai Dai Nembutsu Ken Dance Preservation Society
location Morioka City Nagai

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Nagai's Great Buddha Buddha Dance


Ken-Dai is called Oni-Ken Dance, Lion-Ken-Dai, Nembutsu Ken-Dai, Dai Nen-Butsu, etc. according to its art form. What has been handed down in Morioka Nagai is the Great Buddha Buddha dance, a type of offering Buddha. After dancing, walking and kneading with drums, and after retiring the garden at the gate, it becomes a circle around the turn with "gardening", and each song is called "Iwa", "Nakaha" and "Tikiha" Dance, and then proceed depending on the performing arts of “笠 廻”, “」 胴 「”, and “Reimu”. It is characterized by waving a large bowl with a tower in the center of a large circular platform, and the head of "Iwa" and "Nakaha" must be the name of "Namia Amida Buddha" Sing and sing. It has rich characteristics as Nembutsu style art and is excellent as Nembutsu, and has high value as a material of performing arts history.

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