Kanezawa Kagura Preservation Society

Otsuchi Town,Iwate

Kanezawa Kagura is a yamabushi (mountain ascetic hermit)-type kagura, inherited in Kanezawa district of Otsuchi City since around 1815. It has been popular for a long time as a dedication during festivals, Buddhist rituals, and private yado-kagura (touring kagura). This kagura has been served for the Otsuchi Inari Shrine since 1945 and had many activities at Kanezawa district festivals and on their winter tours.