1. An'yoji Haguro Shrine
Shrines and Buddhist Temples Noh Stages

An'yoji Haguro Shrine

A shrine of tutelary deity in the An'yoji village with a small Noh stage

An'yoji's Haguro Shrine is said to be a shrine to where the god divided from Haguro Shrine, in Yamagata Prefecture, was invited and re-enshrined in 772. It is surrounded by gigantic cedar trees, and the main hall lies in harmony with the surrounding lush woods. Since olden days, in the small village of An'yoji, Noh has been offered in place of Ondeko (deity mask dance) in the annual, most important festival. The Noh stage (a Niigata Prefectural Tangible Cultural Asset), with its thatched, hipped-roof, is reputed to have been built in the late Edo Period (19th century). It used to stand across the front path from the main building of the shrine, but around 1909, it was relocated to, and enlarged, on the site where it now lies. The Noh stage at Haguro Shrine is the smallest in Sado, among the ones still in existence.

Facility Basic Information

159 Anyouji, Sado, Niigata 952-1201
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 20 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Sansegawa (Honsen [Main Line]) Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop

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