Urahama Kodomo Nenbutsu Kenbai

Ofunato City, Iwate

The Urahama Nenbutsu Kenbai was revived by the Urahama Youth Association in Showa 47 (1972), and a preservation society was formed to pass down the tradition.
As concerns later arose about the continuation of the tradition due to changes in the youth association and a decrease in the number of preservation society members, the Urahama Kodomo Nenbutsu Kenbai was formed around 1990 to overcome this crisis.
Due to the impacts of the declining birthrate and depopulation, securing successors among children has become challenging. Nevertheless, they dance with great effort, so please enjoy their performance.