1. Daizen Shrine
Shrines and Buddhist Temples Noh Stages

Daizen Shrine

A shrine with a stately Noh stage, remembered in connection with Suketomo Hino.

Daizen Shrine sits in a rustic setting resembling the landscape of Asuka in Nara Prefecture. Honma Yamashironokami, the manor's lord, initiated the enshrinement of Suketomo Hino (an exiled court noble) and Daizenbo (an ascetic hermit) together, while Miketsuokami (the god of food) is enshrined at the main building. When Kumawakamaru, the son of Suketomo Hino, came over to Sado to revenge his father's death by execution, Daizenbo helped him escape and was, consequently, executed. This shrine reputedly houses Daizenbo in order to calm his revengeful ghost. Reconstructed in 1846, the Noh stage with its thatched and hipped roof (designated a Niigata Prefecture Tangible Folk Cultural Asset), is one of the four Noh stages in the Kuninaka area where Noh performances were regularly held. It is said to be the oldest Noh stage still in existence in Sado. At present, Noh performances are offered at a festival on the 18th of April; and in June, Noh and Sagi School's Kyogen performances take place.

Facility Basic Information

562-1 Takeda, Sado, Niigata 952-0302
For inquiries
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Takedabashi (Minamisen [South Line], Kuninaka Line, Kanamarusen Line) Approx. 15 minutes on foot from bus stop

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