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Tradition from the Inaba Province, Kirinjishi Dance

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Kirinjishi Dance has a horn with a gold-colored lion head with a motif of Holy Beast Kirin, with one horn and ears on the other hand.

Kirin is said to be one of the most notable legendary creatures of China's sacred beast but, for some people, Kirin is more respected and loved guardian. In the eastern part of Tottori, Inaba and the north west of Hyogo, Tajima, a fantastic Kirinjishi Dance is transmitted.

In Kirinjishinshimai, it is characterized by Ayashi, called "Shojo", with red stick about 1.5m in length and its res face, costume, hair which lead Kirinjishi Dance in movement.

Location

Name Kirinjishi Dance
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