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Hachigatsu Odori Dance八月踊り

Event

A festival held to pray for abundant harvests conducted over a three day period starting on the eighth day of the eighth month according to the old lunar calendar in Tarama, Miyako District, Okinawa Prefecture. Said to have been started to celebrate the payment in full of a cruel poll tax, this traditional event has been conducted continuously for around 400 years. In 1976, the festival was designated a national Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. From morning to night, traditional dances, kyogen farces, and kumiodori kabuki performances are conducted, attracting large numbers of visitors from all over.

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place Okinawa Pref. Miyakoguntaramason Shiokawa Okinawa Prefecture Miyako-gun Tamara Village Inner Muscle
phone 0980792260

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Address

Okinawa Pref. Miyakoguntaramason Shiokawa Okinawa Prefecture Miyako-gun Tamara Village Inner Muscle [map]

Phone

0980792260

Duration
2018/9/17-19 10:00-20:00
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Inquiries:0980-79-2260

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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