Akabonai Komaodori Gumi Group

Hashikami Town, Aomori

This intense dance depicts a scene in autumn that farmers collect grazing young horses put out to pasture in spring. All the discipline of this komaodori (horse dance) is allegedly transmitted from the one in current Kiriyanai community in Gonohe town about 1758.
When the performers were summoned by the lord of Nanbu clan to dance in his presence, he granted them the crest of marunimitsuhiki (three lines in a circle) along with words of praise, though the year is not recorded. This komaodori is designated as the Intangible Folk Cultural Property by Aomori prefecture in October 1961.