Aug 17, 2016

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

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

18th August, 2016 | 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 site;


[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160820tokara.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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