About Kakumagawa Bon Dance
"Kakumagawa Bon Dance" in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture was designated as an intangible folk cultural property of the former Omagari City in 1967, and is currently an intangible folk cultural property of Daisen City. Its origin is old, and it is said that the town prospered in the Edo period with water transportation on the Omono River. Members of the Bon Dance Preservation Society, local nursery school children, elementary and junior high school students in matching yukatas and net hats to the accompaniment of flutes and drums on the grounds of the former Arakawa family, one of the Kakumagawa Gosanke, a former landowner. dance gracefully and gracefully around the bonfire. The dancing circle is not only for locals, but also for tourists and Bon Dance enthusiasts from other districts, so anyone can participate.
At the local Kakumagawa Nursery School, Kakumagawa Elementary School, Fujiki Elementary School, and Omagari Minami Junior High School, practice sessions are held by the Preservation Society, and the traditional dance and musical accompaniment are passed down every year. I hope that you will take a look at the historic Kakumagawa Bon Dance and dance with us.