Gujo Hachiman Castle & Gujo Odori Dance Festival

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It is the origin that Endo Morikazu built the fort at the Hachiman-yama summit in 1559, and Gujo Hachiman Castle was fixed completely at the beginning of the 17th century. Gujo Hachiman prospered as a castle town through the Edo period(1603-1868). When the Edo Shogunate went to ruin in 1868 and new government was established, Gujo Hachiman Castle was destroyed. Then, Gujo Hachiman Castle rebuilt in 1933 is the oldest in Japan as a rebuilt wooden castle.

Gujo Odori has been kept on over 400 years in Gujo Hachiman. Gujo Odori is specified as one of the three Japanese major folk songs, and ten dances are specified as nationally-designated important intangible folk culture asset. Although Yukata (an informal cotton kimono) is the optimal, it can participate also by everyday clothes. However, it is required to wear not shoes but Geta (wooden clogs). Now, Gujo Odori is danced over 33 night from the middle of July to the beginning of September. The highlight of the Gujo Odori is the all-night sitting dance performed on 13 to the 16th in August. From 8:00 p.m. to dawn, it dances with the surroundings clockwise focusing on Yakata on which the player rode.

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  • Gujo Hachiman central part

    Gujo Hachiman central part

  • Yoshida-gawa & Gujo Hachiman Castle

    Yoshida-gawa & Gujo Hachiman Castle

  • Gujo Hachiman Castle

    Gujo Hachiman Castle

  • Gujo Hachiman central part

    Gujo Hachiman central part

  • Saito art museum 

    Saito art museum

  • The former Gujo Hachiman government office building

    The former Gujo Hachiman government office building

  • Gujo Odori Dance Festival

    Gujo Odori Dance Festival

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

  • All-night sitting dance

    All-night sitting dance

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