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Tozawa Sasara (prefecture-designated intangible folk cultural asset

Tozawa Sasara Introduced into Akita when the Satake clan transferred from Hitachi.
There are several views of its origin: Tozawa Sasara is not from the Kanto region but from Nambu Shizukuishi via Hosendai; tradition says that some rich youngster got an inspiration from lions dancing in his dream when he took a nap on a mountain.
The mask used for the lion head in Nambu is a wooden mask, which originated in dear dancing, mostly remained in Iwate prefecture.

LocationTozawa, Kamihinoki, Nishiki

Contact InfoSemboku City Board of Education, Cultural Asset Section: 0187-43-3384