Hassaku Taiko Odori (硫黄島八朔太鼓踊り)

Taneyaku Area Local Performing Art and Traditional Event

A dance offered to the gods at Kumano Shrine every year on August 1−2 of the lunar calendar
In this stirring traditional event, a singer called the kanetataki is surrounded by ten young male dancers with tall rows of pennants on their backs, who dance to a call as they beat taiko drums.
As the lively dance comes to a close, masked gods called mendon appear, running around like mad with divine branches to drive out evil spirits.
* Mendon are registered as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage as part of “Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumes”

Basic Information

Address 890-0901 鹿児島県鹿児島郡三島村硫黄島
Telephone Number 0991-32-2370(三島村観光案内所)
Business Days/ Hours Event Days
Late Aug
  • 駐車場
  • トイレ
  • クレジットカード
  • WIFI
  • バリアフリー対応可
  • ベジタリアンメニュー相談可
  • ムスリムメニュー相談可
  • 祈祷所

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