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Yamashiro Daidengaku Festival 山代大田楽

See a centuries-old style of dance performed in a festive atmosphere

The Yamashiro Daidengaku Festival celebrates the performing art called dengaku in Yamashiro Onsen. Dengaku is a type of dance that was popular between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries. It has strong ties to Shinto religious practice.

Each August, visitors can enjoy traditional dance and music against a backdrop of bonfires and the summer night sky.

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