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Mikawa-Anjo Station 

[Anjo's Mikawa Manzai]

A celebration performance which was originally New Year entertainment for the common people

This was a familiar New Year celebration performance centered around the Mikawa region of Aichi Prefecture. Tayu holds a fan, and Saizo plays a drum and they go around people's houses to give greetings and do a little comic act. This lively New Year amusement was a source of gay laughter for the common people. Although there are many theories, it is believed that the performers came to Anjo in the Muromachi period, and during the Edo period, they performed the ritual opening of the gates of Edo Castle at New Year. Why not welcome in the new year watching this celebration dance which is designated as a piece of Japan's Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property?
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The sounds of jaunty drums reverberate and envelop the New Year’s performance in a happy mood (The photo shows the performance held at Ooka Shirayama Jinja Shrine in 2018)
Upper: Tayu and Saizo who perform Mikawa Goten Manzai in colorful costumes (Image), Bottom: Funny and entertaining Mikawa Manzai dance with a merry song and gestures
Date ● Mikawa Manzai New Year performance
January 1st, 2019
● New Year first celebration dance
January 6th, 2019
Time Mikawa Manzai New Year performance: From 12:00 a.m.
New Year first celebration dance: From 2:00 p.m.
Address Mikawa Manzai New Year performance venue
Venues within Anjo City, Aichi
New Year first celebration dance venue
30 Shirobori, Anjo-cho, Anjo City, Aichi (Anjo City Museum of History)
Phone The Office of the Supporters' Association of Anjo-no-Mikawa-Manzai (within the Anjo City Museum of History)
+81-566-77-6655 (Japanese only)
Access Anjo City Museum of History: Approx. 15 minutes by taxi from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
* Anjo's Mikawa Manzai is scheduled to be held every year in January.

updated on Jan 18, 2019

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