The Hana Festival where people chant "teehohe tehohe" and dance through the night is said to have been passed down at the end of the Kamakura period by a Buddhist ascetic monk from Kumano.
Tsugu Hana Festival takes places every year on January 2. The gods are welcomed at the "Maedo" ceremonial site below Shirotori-jinja Shrine, and a total of 24 major dances ranging from the "bachi no mai" to the "shizume no mai," 39 minor dances, and other Shinto rituals take place as the night grows long, in prayer for warding off of evil spirits, a plentiful harvest, and the village's prosperity.
Shirotori 1, Tsugu, Shitara Town, Kita-Shitara County, Aichi Prefecture (Shirotori-jinja Shrine)
Days / Hours
- Held on January 2
- Neighboring Facilities
- Tsugu Hotaru no Sato
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