Sada Shin Noh comprises a series of purification dances as part of the ritual changing of the rush mats performed every year on 24 and 25 September at the Sada Shrine in Matsue City, Japan. Dancers hold the rush mats to purify them before offering them to the deities to sit upon. Diverse types of dance are performed on a stage specially constructed within the shrine, accompanied by singing, flute and drums. Sada Shin Noh is transmitted from generation to generation by the community.
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Credits: Shimane Prefectural Board of Education, Japan, producer.
Rights/Droits: Shimane Prefectural Board of Education, Japan
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