AreaNorthern Miyagi

Michinoku Deer Dance Festival

June 16, 2019

みちのく鹿踊大会 | The 34th Michinoku Deer Dance Festival

Said to be a favorite of samurai warlord Date Masamune

  • Shishi odori, or "deer dance," is a traditional folk dance originating in the Sendai Domain (present day Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures), a history that dates back over 400 years. Said to be a favorite of Date Masamune, legend has it that he requested dance troupes to perform this dance at Aoba Castle every year. Due to its historical significance, shishi odori has been designated as a Folk Cultural Property in Miyagi Prefecture. Every year, dance teams from across Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures gather in Kurihara City to perform and celebrate this unique dance to keep the tradition alive.
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MAIN LOCATION

Sanno Historic Site Park Ayame Garden (山王史跡公園あやめ園)

ADDRESS

Ichihasamasaka, Sanno, Kurihara, Miyagi 987-2308

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

70 minutes by bus from Sendai Station. Board bus Ichihasama Line (一迫線) bus bound for Ichihasama Sogo Shisho-mae (一迫総合支所前), alight at Ichihasama Sogo Shisho-mae. Destination is a 5-minute walk from bus stop. Bus info here.

ADMISSION

¥510 adults, ¥250 children ages high school & younger

LANGUAGES

Japanese

OFFICIAL URL

https://www.iju-join.jp/cgi-bin/recruit.php/4/detail/13088

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