Shiroyama Toramai

Otsuchi Town,Iwate

In 1996, a group of young people from the town began performing under the guidance of the Osaki Town Toramai of Kamaishi City. Since 2002, the group has been based in the prosperous Sukacho area, but was damaged by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake. Most of the toramai groups in Otsuchi were damaged by the tsunami and lost their bases of activity, but by April 2011, they began to share their remaining equipment to perform for the victims of the tsunami as a collective “Otsuchi Toramai” group. At the same time, they went to various parts of Japan and overseas to perform in appreciation of the great support they had received, expressing our gratitude and pledges for recovery.