Presented only during a special ritual practiced at Oyada Shrine (the second Saturday of April and the following Sunday) and during the Maple Festival in Autumn (Nov. 23), this simple puppet play is said to have been performed in this are for roughly 500 years and is designated as a National Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property.
A play that is done to pray for an abundant harvest and spiritually cleanse those who come to see it, in the spring “Hinkoko” is performed following a children’s parade and the festival’s taiko drum performance.
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The second Saturday of April and the following Sunday
Oyada, Mino City, Gifu 501-3711
From JR Gifu Station, it is a 30 minute walk from the “Oyada Jinja-mae” bus stop on the Gifu Bus Takami Line