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Nafune Gojinjo Taiko 名舟御陣乗太鼓

Local performance with intense drumming and ferocious dances

Gojinjo taiko drumming is a ritual drum performance native to the village of Nafune in the city of Wajima. The ferocious drumming, ghoulish masks, and aggressive dances are said to have originated as a method of scaring away invaders in the 1500s.

There are regular, free performances of Gojinjo taiko outside the Wajima Kiriko Art Museum from spring to autumn. Admission is free.