The twisted faces of hyottoko masks, okame women, and foxes dance to the jaunty rhythms of gongs and taiko drums. The festival prays for a rich harvest for the region and business prosperity, but it is the facetiousness and smidgen of the erotic in the dancing that one can’t help but laugh at.
|Date||The first Saturday of August every year (festival eve is on Friday)|
|Location (venue)||Square in front of Hyugashi Station, Himuka no Mori|
|Address||1 Uemachi, Hyuga-shi, Miyazaki|
|Category||Dance, Traditional performing arts|
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