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Toyone-Village Hana Festival (Toyone-Village, Kami-Kurokawa)
Date : 01/03/2023 - 01/04/2023
A Popular Festival With Quite Humorous Dances
This festival is held annually at the Kumano Shrine and known nationwide as a unique event, receiving high praise for its folkloric content. Acts such as "Hanauri," in which the performer in a "Kokujo" black mask sways around while pinching his nose, or the "Shiramifukui," in which the demon wrapped in old rags pretends to nitpick lice from himself, among others, depict the gods in comedic situations that earned this festival its reputation.