Katchi Shishiodori


The Katchi Shishiodori is a maku-odori (“curtain-dance”) type of shishiodori. This gallant and splendid traditional dance, which is characterized by its dynamic motions, is a heritage of the Katchi district of Tanohata. Out of its wide repertoire, the kembai is also taught at the local elementary school.
In 1981, it was designated by the village of Tanohata as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

Glossary of terms in Japanese Folk Performing Arts