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三国湊 帯のまち流し~'Mikuni-Minato Obi no Machi-Nagashi - A New and Old Traditional Dance in Mikuni,Fukui

August 23, 2017








 ’Obi no Machi-Nagashi' is a summer feature held in Mikuni,Fukui at the end of summer every year. It was founded in 2010,so really a young event. But the folk song 'Mikuni-bushi' sung in this event is said to have been made over 270 years ago. 
 A woman Ms. Hitomi Murata proposed on this event. She says she dreamed how wonderful it would be if the people would parade while dancing with the song because she had been seeing the people obon-dancing and also she'd been dancing since she was very young.
The Muratas has been in charge of playing the musical instruments in the rite and festival of Mikuni Shrine generation after generation. So the people around her listened to her and accepted her enthusiastic spirit toward Mikuni-bushi.

 This year(2017) it is going to be held on the evening of Saturday, September 2.
Why don't you come to Auberge Fujii Fermier to see this wonderful dancing?





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