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 Date Masamune, legend has it that he requested dance teams to perform this dance at Aoba Castle every year

  • Deer Dance or Shishi Odori is a traditional folk dance originating in Sendai Domain (present day Miyagi and Iwate Prefecture) with a history that goes back over 400 years.
    Said to be a favorite of Date Masamune, legend has it that he requested dance teams to perform this dance at Aoba Castle every year. Due to its historical significance, the Deer Dance has been designated as a Folk Cultural Property in Miyagi Prefecture.
    Every year, dance teams from across Miyagi and Iwate Prefecture 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

ADDRESS

Ichihasamasaka, Sanno, Kurihara, Miyagi 987-2308

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

70-min. express bus ride from JR Sendai Station (no.32 bus stop, for Ichihasama Shigoshishomae)

ADMISSION

510 yen adults, 250 yen high school or younger

LANGUAGES

Japanese

OFFICIAL URL

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

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