April: Renge-e-mai Dance 蓮華会舞
From Saigō Port 45 min 20 min 10 min Infrequent bus service available
These rare Buddhist dances preserve the form of ancient court dances performed in the Nara Period (710 - 794). There are seven dances which are performed on an elevated wooden stage. The masks worn by the dancers are believed to have South East Asian roots.

Materials relating to the dances are on display in the Renge-e-mai Building within the temple grounds.

Date
21 April

Location
Oki Kokubun-ji Temple
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