Kanatsu-ryu Urahama Shishi-odori

Kanatsu-ryu Urahama Shishi-odori

Revived and reborn by the Oushu Kanatsu Association after 70 years of absence.

  • Folklore Performance

  • Urahama district, Okirai, Sanriku-cho, Oofunato city, Iwate prefecture

About the Kanatsu-ryu Urahama Shishi-odori

Eleven volunteers sought to revive the Urahama Shishi-odori which disappeared by the end of the Taisho era (1912-26). In the second year of Heisei era (1991), they enrolled to the Kanatsu school Yanagawa Shishi-odori troupe, a group registered as an intangible cultural property of the Iwate prefecture. One year later, they revived the art, reborn as the "Kanatsu-ryu (school) Urahama Shishi-odori". The Kanetsu school belongs to the Taiko-odori (drumming-dance) lineage, and is known for its simple yet noble character.

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