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Motsu-ji Temple Ennen

毛越寺 延年の舞

Ennen no Mai, or “longevity dances,” are Buddhist ceremonial dances popularly performed during the Heian through Muromachi periods ( from about the 8th to the 16th century ) . There are various programs such as the Old Woman Dance ( Rojomai ) , Young Woman Dance ( Jakujomai ) , a rabbit-like hopping dance ( Romai ) , Dengaku-odori, danced with straw hats decorated with imitation cherry blossoms and camellias, etc. Ennen is an important element of traditional Japanese performing arts; Motsuji’s Ennen no Mai is one of the most well-preserved examples of Ennen found in Japan today. It is performed in the Hatsukayasai Festival at Motsuji Jogyodo Hall on January 20, as well as in the Spring and Fall Fujiwara Festivals, the Iris Festival, and the Bush Clover Festival.
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Tourist Information Ichinoseki Tourist Information 0191-23-2350 Hiraizumi Tourist Information 0191-46-2110
Access 1
Loop Bus from JR Hiraizumi Station Hiraizumi Loop Bus "Run-Run" Get on at Hiraizumi Station Boarding Area 1 Get off at Motsuji About 3 min. 0191-23-4250 ( Iwateken Kotsu ) http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/transport/index.html ( in 4 languages )
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On Foot 7 min. from JR Hiraizumi Station
Access 3
Taxi About 3 min. from JR Hiraizumi Station
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Bicycle Rental Swallow Tour 9:00-17:00 ( May-October ) ; 9:00-16:00 ( November-April ) 70 bicycles available 0191-46-5086 Bicycle Rental "Kaze" 9:00-17:00 47 bicycles available 090-4041-5736
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Car About 10 min. from Hiraizumi-Maesawa IC

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