Hibuse matsuri
   A festival to ward off fires, held at the Osaki jinja, Miyagi on April 29th. It features a dance called hibuse-no-tora-mai or 'dance of the fire-preventing tiger' which resembles a shishi-mai.
   See also Hidaka hibuse matsuri.

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  • Shishi-mai —    Lion dance. Also shishi odori, lion dance or deer dance. In Japan there are several versions of the Chinese lion dance which is found throughout the far east, although sometimes in Japan the lion masks have horns like deer (shika), and there… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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