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Heron Dance

The Heron dance is a longstanding tradition in Tsuwano, protecting people from illnesses since about 400 years ago. The white feathers represent the cleanness and pureness, while two men in red wigs fend off demons.

Tsuwano's Obon Dance

Tsuwano dance is a unique obon dance, in the small castle town of Tsuwano, Shimane, that has been performed for over 400 years. It is performed on the 15th of August every year, as their annual Obon dance.

Yabusame Horse Archery Tsuwano

Yabusame is a horse archery festival in Tsuwano, held on the second Sunday of April every year. The horse archery ground in Tsuwano is the oldest in Japan.

 

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