Lion Dance on the Scaffold
Owaki Hashigo-jishi (lit.:Ladder Lion)
2nd Sun of October (annual)
Owaki Shinmeisha (shrine)
The Hashigo-jishi (Lion Dance on a Scaffold) was introduced by Oaki Village,
Aichi-gun (now Oaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya) to Owaki Village approx. 400 years ago.
They have been offering their performance to pray for a rich harvest in their area.
They perform the lion dance on a 12m-high scaffold
|photos: courtesy of Y. Suzuki|
Owaki Shinmeish (shrine)
5 Owaki, Sakae-machi, Toyoake C. Aichi Pref.
Get off at Zengo or Toyoake Sta. on the Meitetsu Nagoya Honsen (Meitetsu Nagoya main line)
Walk approx. 20 min.