Kemanai Bon Dance Performance

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About

About 450 years ago, people rewarded and welcomed soldiers from battlefield by dance, music,and songs of the land, which is the origin of Kemanai Bon dance. People believe that Bon is a time when their ancestors come back to home once a year. many communities hold festival and dedicate their performance that their ancestors can know where is there home to be back. at Kemanai Bon dance, performers dance around fire with unique movement and costume. Woman wear cloth that hide about half of their face. it is because there were often fight between communities around their that woman hide their appearance to keep themselves safe.

Event date
21nd - 23rd August every year
Sponsorship
Kemanai Don dance promotion assiciation
Venue
Kemanai Komose Street
Address
Akita prefecture Kazuno city Towada kemanai Azakemanai 7
The number of bleachers
400 seats/day (1,200 seats sum)
Bleachers Rates
500 yen
Propriety of bleachers Pre-registration
possible
Bleachers in advance How to Apply
Phone call or FAX
Number of car spaces
300
Corresponding at the time of bad weather
Change location (Towada community center sports hall)
URL
http://www.ink.or.jp/~kemanai09/
Mail
info@con-akita.com
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