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Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, Shimane. ©UNESCO 2009
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, Shimane

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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.

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Place/Country: Japan
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production: Shimane Prefectural Board of Education, Japan, producer.
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