Akita Nishimonai Bon Odori Greater Tokyo Area Dancers’ Group

Nishimonai Bon Festival Dancing

A traditional event of the Nishimonai area of Ugo Town, Akita Prefecture. It is said that these dances, which have been handed down from generation to generation for over 700 years, were performed to pray for abundant harvests and commemorate fallen feudal lords. Some dancers wear woven hats and Hanui costumes sewn from many different scraps of silk, while others are clothed in indigo-dyed yukata (summer kimono) with black hikosan-zukin (hoods) to hide their faces.


Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation 35th Anniversary Project Organizers|Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation / Toshima City /
Tokyo Festival Executive Committee[Toshima City /
Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation / Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee /
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Arts Council Tokyo) ]
Support|Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in fiscal 2020/
Japan Foundation for Regional Art Activities

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