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Ogawa-ji Temple’s Lion Dance

Ogawa-ji Temple’s Lion Dance is a folk art performed during the fire festival in January, the spring festival in March, and the autumn festival in October. The festivals are events dating back from the 9th century which combine Shintoism and Buddhism; they preserve the age-old form of the lion parade, with a two-person lion leading the portable shrine. It is valuable because it conveys the characteristics of primitive lion dances.

Name Ogawa-ji Temple’s Lion Dance
Designation level Prefecture Designation classification Intangible Folk Cultural Property
Type Designation/registration day February 24, 1994
Municipality Uozu City Location Ogawa-ji Temple
Ownership/management Ogawa-ji Temple Lion Dance Preservation Society Member
Structure Era