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Bon Ceremony (Shinshiro, Aichi Pref.)

2013/06/12


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 Place/Calendar 

<Place>
・Omi Senshoji (Temple)
 Teranomae, Omi, Shinshiro

<Calendar>
・Every 14 - 15 August



 Overview 

At this Bon ceremony (praying for ancestors), dancers shoulder 3m heigh big fan and hang drums from their necks, and dance while beating the drums and singing traditional songs.
In the evening, the dancers visit the houses of Shobon (the family who lost family member in the year) and dance and play.

It is designated as Intangible folk cultural assets by the prefecture.
 



 History 

History says the ceremony is transformed style of pray introduced by monk who travel around Japan in the late Heian period (12th century).



 Highlight 

It is tasteful to listen to long-lasting mournful sounds of the drums, the bells, and songs in dark evening of Bon season (ceremony of welcoming ancestors at home).



 Access/Fees/Opening hours/Contact etc. 

<Access>
①By train
 From "Omi Sta.", 10min. by walk.

②By car
 From Tomei Highway "Toyokawa Exit", 30min.

<Contact>
 0536-25-0262(Omi Houka Committee)
 0536-32-0022(Shinshiro Tourist Association)
 0536-23-7655(Shinshiro City)

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