Mitsumine-no-Shishi-mai

Events - August 6th, 2009

Mitsumine-no-Shishi-mai (Lion Dance) in the precincts of Mitsumine Shrine, Otaki, Chichibu, Saitama Pref. Eighteen different lion dances are dedicated by six men wearing lions’ heads, and by three men wearing tengu (long-nosed goblin) masks from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Access: 1 hr. 30 min. from Ikebukuro Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line by Seibu Railway’s Limited Express, Red Arrow, to Seibu-Chichibu Station Walk 5 min. to Ohanabatake Station From there, 25 min. by the Chichibu Tetsudo Railway to Mitsumine-guchi Station And then 45 min. by bus to Mitsumine Shrine.