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龍踊り・Dragon Dance

2015.09.24 (Thu)

龍踊り

When interest towards China increased in Yurihama with the establishment of Enchoen and Ryuhōkaku, the young entrepreneur group of the former town of Tōgō’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s created the dragon dance executive committee in 1996. The dragon dance is a traditional folk art passed down all throughout China since ancient times. The dragon costume, weighing roughly 20kg and measuring about 20m long, is held up by several supporters, who perform a winding dance to the accompaniment of taiko drums and gongs. This dance has become a symbol of the spread of Chinese culture to the people of Yurihama.

 

燕趙園と龍鳳閣の誕生で中国への関心が高まる中、1996(平成8)年に旧東郷町商工会青年部を母体に龍踊り実行委員会が発足しました。龍踊りは、中国各地に古くから伝わる伝統芸能。重さ約20kg、体長20mの龍を大勢の人で支え、ドラや太鼓などの音に合わせて練りながら舞うもので、中国文化を発信するシンボルへと発展しています。

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