Aug 29, 2015

Boze God Mask Festival, Akuseki Island, Tokara Village, Kagoshima

Boze God Mask Festival, Akuseki Island, Tokara Village, Kagoshima

29th August, 2015 | Akuseki Island, Tokara Village, Kagoshima

Boze Matsuri, Akusekijima.
A local variant of Japan's Bon festival, held yearly on the 16th of July in the old calendar -- meaning sometime between August and September.
The island's men dress up in bizarre, spectacular costumes made of palm leaves and husk, representing the Masked God Boze, and dance to scare away the devils and bring in a new year.   (*reference: Wiki)  







# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/150820tokara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.tokara.jp/profile/akuseki.html






ボゼ祭り(鹿児島県十島村悪石島)

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