This is the oldest ritual dance and music performance in Akita, with a history of roughly 1,300 years. Every January 2, "noshu" dancers from four communities assemble at Ohirumemuchi Shrine outside the worship hall and sactuary to perform seven dances, including the Godaison-mai and the Gongen-mai dances. Performers wear special masks and wield large katana in an impressive performance.
- Donoue 16, Hachimantai, Kazuno-shi, Akita - Ohirumemuchi Shrine
- 1 min on foot from JR Hachimantai Station
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