Jul/24, 2019 Taishi Odori Dance at Yoshida Jozenji Temple3.5
from 7/24 '19 to 7/24 '19
Taishi Odori is the traditional dance of Kamioka, it has been dancing for long time. Also it was designated as Intangible folk cultural assets.
The day, it will be held Buddhist service and then people start dancing. At the same time, it will be held market there.
You can see Taishi stature in the temple, after Buddhist service.
Over 300 years ago, a statue of Shotoku Taishi moved to another place from Jozen-ji Temple. When the statue left Jozen-ji, people started to suffer a great famine, so people asked for the return of the statue of Shotoku Taishi.
Two years later, in 1628 the statue was given back to the Joren-ji. One night before it came back, the people saw the shape of the statue suddenly shining above the temple’s cherry trees. Seeing a good omen they celebrated the return of the statue and danced all night long and then, they do it every year. This is how the Taishi Odori started.
Date: July 24
Venue: Yoshida Jozenji Temple
Address: 1788, Yoshida, Kamioka-cho, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture
Access: about 20 mins by car from Hida-Furukawa Station
Airport/Sta.Hidafurukawa St. (about 11.6km) Google Transit