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Prefecture designated intangible folk cultural property
Classification Deer dance
name Ogikubo deer dance and sword dance
Designated date April 8, 1988
Holding group Ogikubo deer dance preservation society
location Tanohatamura Ogikubo

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Great Buddha




This dance belongs to a dance system that dances by moving a curtain that covers the body from the inside according to the lion, and consists of eight standing alone. It is said that the carpenter Togoro who moved from Otsugu to Ogikubo in the early modern times told that the monument of the Great Nenetian Buddha built in Oyodo for the Enshu year (1801-04), Kanaga 5 years when the Taio Chogoro was built in Ogikubo (1852) There are still monuments of memorial service to the Buddha. The same dance group has an unusual manner of dancing sword dance early from deer dance. The deer dance is characterized by the fact that the deer head is representing a wild deer, and attracts attention from the history of performing arts, such as being similar to the Sae Masumi's "Back-to-back sketch of a deer dance in the southern part". The Great Nembutsu, the main feature of Kembu dance, has the merits of the Great Nembutsu and the mouth, and 7 pairs of dancers in different groups gather different dances, sing and sing the Buddhist ceremonial Buddha, It is the underlying entertainment. In addition, other songs that collect flowers and sen drums are also unique and show regional features. It is danced at Ogikubo cemetery every year on the 14th of the Bon Festival and at the festival of the Raiden Shrine in May.

Main performance place

Raiden Shrine Festival (May)