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Yagicho Dashi – Kitsune Hayashi

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 17, 2012

Another of the many great dashi (mobile ritual stages) of the Hachioji Matsuri, the city festival earlier this month. Yagicho is a small area between Hachioji and Nishihachioji but their dashi had four different dancers at once during the peak hours of the festival. Two white foxes and two red foxes. Foxes hold a special place in Japanese mythology and religion and if you’ve followed this blog for a while you will have seen a lot of fox related posts!

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  1. rommel said, on August 17, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Traditional, authentic, unique!


  2. romainboitier said, on August 17, 2012 at 6:55 am

    The first one is absolutely amazing!! So lively, feels like an illustration.Excellent job 😀


  3. JUURI said, on August 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Super cool, but I’m content to watch the foxes from afar… they frighten me, I’m afraid… too many fox-featured dreams as a kid!


  4. Laura Pardon said, on October 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I was at that festival! was it held in hino? it was pouring with rain but it was amazing


    • tokyobling said, on November 16, 2012 at 4:02 am

      Hi Laura! I took these at Hachioji, so quite far from Hino. Maybe there was a similar festival that you saw over there? We didn’t have much rain this summer so I would have remembered a rainy festival! (^-^)


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