There are traditional choreographed martial artistic folk entertainments which have been kept by local people.
Bonote is one of them which represents Aichi prefecture, and
is designated as a Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Asset.
It is said that it started at the end of the Muromachi period (1336-1573)
and was based on traditional swordplay, stickplay, halberdplay, etc.
Performers use a long wooden pole (sometimes with a short blade on its end) or lid, or
some other tools used in farmers' daily life.

Today, Bonote is performed not only as a Shinto ritual but also for education, entertainment, or as a sport.

There are more than 10 Bonote schools in Aichi Prefecture including
Kamata-ryu, Muni-ryu, Togun-ryu, Jikishinga-ryu, Kento-ryu, Jikishi-Muso-Togun-ryu,
Fujimaki-Kento-ryu, Takaha-Kento-ryu, Kento-ryu, Kito-ryu, Nakane-Kento-ryu, etc.
(They are kept in Nagoya, Nagakute-cho, Owariashi C., Nisshin C. Toyota C., etc.)

Full of spirit He used a real sword and cut the bamboo spear Like a movie

Bonote performance can be seen at festivals or events.
Please check "monthly info." or "festivals and events of surrounding area" on this website.

You can watch YouTube videos
about Bonote here.