Ushio Shrine’s Annual Festival-eve Noh Performance

A ritual Noh performance at "Tenno-san of Katagami"

Ushio Shrine is a historic shrine connected with the ancient IzumoTaisha Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture. It is familiar to locals, who call it, "Katagami no Tenno-san." The sophisticated and dignified Noh stage is one of the largest in Sado, and it has one of the longest histories of Takigi (bonfire) Noh performances here. On Tenno Festival Eve, a bonfire Noh performance is dedicated at the Noh stage. Ondeko (Deity mask dance) of the Katagami and Agata areas are also dedicated. The festival day features ritual dances of miko (shrine maidens) and daikokumai (a celebratory comic dance performed with a mask of daikoku, the god of wealth). A mikoshi (portable shrine) parade also takes place, and an Ondeko group goes from door to door.

  • Ondeko (Deity mask dance)
  • Noh Performances
Starting time
Event site
Noh stage in Ushio Shrine (Niibo Katagami, Sado)
2529 Niibo Katagami, Sado, Niigata 952-0103
Contact Information
+81-0259-27-5000(Sado Tourism Association)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 10 by car
Nearest bus stop
Tennoushita(Minamisen (South Line)) 10 minutes on foot from bus stop
*The performance programme is subject to change. The venue may be changed in case of rain. Please contact Sado Tourism Association for details.

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