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Sagano Rokusai Nenbutsu Festival

The Sagano Rokusai Nenbutsu folk dances will be performed at 4 p.m. on the day of the Hassaku Festival. The dance is a form of traditional folk performance in which dancers accompanied by gongs and taiko drumming chant Buddhist prayers, and it is said to have begun in the mid-Heian Period (794-1185) by the Japanese monk Kuya, who hoped to help spread the Buddhist faith to the common people. Originally, the dances were performed on the "Rokusai Day," (a day of Buddhist observance and abstinence, on the 6th of the month), and the dance retains the name to this day. Beginning in the mid-Muromachi Period (1336-1573), elements of Noh and kyogen theater were also incorporated, and the performances became more popular, leading them to be performed before and after the summer Obon Festivities, regardless of the day.

Date & Time

September 1 (Sun), 2019

Directions

City Bus 28 to “Matsuo Taisha-mae (Matsuo-taisha Shrine)” bus stop

Category

Traditional Festivals