Narazu Lion dance


This traditional dance is known as the Lion Dance and is held every year on July 1st in the Narazu area of Kotake town. Originally began in the year 1752, this dance continued for 8 years to celebrate a good harvest and was called Aki no Okunchi. Early in the morning on July 1st, a spectacle including dancing along with music from taiko drums and flutes played by families in the town follow a male and female lion from Narazu Shrine. The goal is the local public hall where the two lions become four. This is quiet a sight to see!

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 820-1106 福岡県鞍手郡小竹町南良津
Address Narazu, Kotake Town, Kurate County
Telephone Number 0949-62-1167(小竹町役場産業課商工係)
Contact Kotake Town Hall Industry Section Commerce and Industry
Fax Number 0949-62-1140
Open July 1st from 6pm-around 8pm
Car Park Parking for 30 cars
Access *20 minute drive from Kurate Interchange off of the Kyushu Expressway

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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