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|