Utori Kagura

Fudai Village

Northern Iwate

It is a type of Yamabushi Kagura in which the gongen is a lion head carrying the divine spirit of Utori Shrine. From January to March every year, the "Mawari Kagura" tour goes around the north to Kuji and the south to Kamaishi every other year. The tour is held at Kagura inns and community centers around the country. Dances from a total of 53 performances will be performed, and prayers will be held. The secret to captivating the audience is the wide variety of programs, including the divine ``Mountain God'', the humorous ``Ebisu Mai'' fishing for sea bream, and skit-like programs. In 2015, it was designated as a national important intangible folk cultural property.

Address: 13 Ukotori, No. 25, Fudai Village, Shimohei District, Iwate Prefecture, 028-8362
Utori Shrine Office
Phone number 0194-35-2339

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