龍踊り・Dragon Dance

2015.09.24 (Thu)


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.




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