Ennen dance

Hiraizumi Town

Southern Iwate

It is dedicated to the gods and Buddha during the festival of Matara God on the 20th day of the new year (20th night festival) following the regular ritual of the Sanmiku. It is also intended to praise the guardian deity of the world. Ennen means to extend one's age, or live a long life, and it came to be used as a general term for the songs and dances performed by monks after Buddhist services at major temples, and became popular from the Heian period to the Muromachi period. It was held on. The Ennen dance at Motsuji Temple has been designated as a national important cultural property because it conveys the elegant atmosphere and old style of the Heian period. In addition to the 20th Night Festival, parts of it are also open to the public during the spring and autumn Fujiwara Festival, Ayame Festival, and Hagi Festival. Dates: January 20th, May 5th, November 3rd

58 Osawa, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, 029-4102
Adults 500 yen High school students 300 yen Elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
Motsuji Temple
Phone number 0191-46-2331
FAX number 0191-46-4184

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