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Kitaakita area

Nekko Bangaku

Thrilling samurai dance performance

A form of yamabushi kagura (traditional dance) performed as part of the Bon festival August and said to have it's origin in the defeat of the Heike clan. When the Heike clan in Kyoto was defeated by their enemies, they fled to northern Japan to escape capture. Local legend has it that some of them settle in Nekko village because of its secluded location tucked away in the mountains. With them they brought their traditional dances which the villagers carry on to this day. The public performances are held every August 14.

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【Where】Nekko Denshokan Museum (former school gym)(44 Tatesitadan Aninekko, Kitaakita City)

【When】Tuesday, August 14, 2018

【Contact】Kitaakita Lifelong Learning Section TEL:0186-62-6618

【Web】http://www.city.kitaakita.akita.jp/kankou/category/rekishi_bunka/ani/001.html

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Nekko Denshokan Museum (former school gym)(44 Tatesitadan Aninekko, Kitaakita City)