Tadaide Odori Hozonkai Preservation Society

Rikuzentakata City, Iwate

Tadaide community is located in the eastern end of Rikuzentakata city, neighboring Massaki town, Ofunato city along the coastline. Since the great earthquake destroyed more than half of the houses, the number of households has decreased from 100 to 76.
As one of Tadaide’s traditional performing arts, the Tadaide Odori is said to have maintained more than 20 items as its repertory for about 130 to 140 years. Today, however, there only remain 4 or 5 of them; Tadaide Aiya, Fukagawa, Isebushi, Yotsutake and Kappore.
In 2018, they rebuilt the Tadaide Odori Preservation Society within their neighborhood council in February and started classes to raise successors in July. And finally, they performed the dance at a grand festival in 2019 for the first time in 12 years.