Tsugaruishi Sansa-Odori Preservation Society

Miyako City,Iwate

The Tsugaruishi Sansa is said to have been passed down from the fish dealers who learned sansa odori in Morioka in Kan’ei era (1624-1643). Having grown in popularity since Kansei era (1789-1800), it was brought by Manta Tateshita to Tsgugaruishi-Shinmachi in the Taisho period (1912-1926) and established as today’s form. They dedicate this dance at the festival at Tsugaruishi Inari Shrine on August 16 every year, and perform it with a ship-shaped float “Toraichi Maru” at Miyako Autumn Festival. Nowadays, they give classes at elementary schools and junior high schools, and take part in Morioka Sansa Odori Festival. Since the Tsugaruishi community was damaged by Typhoon No. 18 in 2019, they participate many events to mourn the victims.