Hidaka hibuse matsuri
   The warding-off-fire festival of Hidaka, Iwate prefecture, based at the Hidaka jinja. Floats called hayashi-yatai (festival music floats) carry tiered rows of young girls who beat small drums, while others have flute and drum bands.

A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. .

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  • 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 …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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