Encyclopedia of Shinto
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|カテゴリー1：||5. Rites and Festivals|
|カテゴリー2：||Individual Shrine Observances|
"Nō and dance rite." A festival held on February 15 at Ugan Shrine in Ikeda Town, Imadate District, Fukui Prefecture. Four den-gaku dance pieces and five Nō plays are performed at the shrine's hall of worship (haiden). These pieces are followed by a notto piece in which a man wearing the white Nō mask of an old man (hakushikijō) speaks auspicious words and dances while holding a stick with sacred white paper streamers as a prop (torimono). Then, a man wearing the black "Kagura mask" (shinmen) of an old man (kokushikijō) called "Ama" appears and dances. Next, three men wearing masks called amajangoko and a type of wig-like hairpiece as jaguma line up on the stage, then crouch as they circle around while crying out, "Ah, un!" Finally, a Nō play that is said to have been passed down locally is held as a votive offering.
— Mogi Sakae