Yudate Lion Dance Miyagino
The tradition of Yudate-kagura has been passed on since 1776. Spiritual rituals with the use of boiling water are performed throughout the country, but it is rare to see the performance done by the Shishi, a lion dog deity, as can be seen at this traditional event. Praying for health, safety, and prosperity the Shishi stirs the boiling water with a Kumazasa branch, and flick water from the branch to purify the participating spectators. This traditional event is selected as a National Traditional and Cultural Heritage event, as well as being registered as a Kanagawa prefecture important cultural heritage event.
Dates are yet to be confirmed. Please check official sites before heading to an event.
Every 15th July
Suggested duration: 45m
|Access||From Odawara Station or Hakone-Yumoto Station, take the Hakone Tozan Bus bound for Togendai and get off at Miyagino|