The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Kesennuma Uchibayashi



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Uchibayashi drum performances were once dedicated to the gods at the “God of the Mountain” festival, which celebrated the production of gold. With the development of Kesennuma Port, uchibayashi took root as performing art that serves as a prayer for safe sailing and a good catch. The lively and stirring sound of the drums represents a valuable local performing art that connects the culture that arose from gold mining to the culture of the sea, something that has been passed down through generations as a symbol of liveliness and bustle.

Cultural assets status / Classification

Partially designated (Intangible Folk Cultural Property)

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