AKAKURAN

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About the artwork

Signposts can be found around the most visible entrances of the mountain community of Akakura, where the people continue to preserve their local entertainment of Akakura Kagura (a folkloric dance). The Akakura man (wearing a headband) and woman (with a flat okame face, wearing a traditional hat) carefully hold up a big heart showing a map. Together with the a tengu and lion, they portray the dancing character of Kagura. The guidemap is a map for the entire community, with stainless steel plates showing where people live, and red ones showing empty houses. Each nameplate was designed by the household represented.

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Artwork no. T207
Production year 2009
Admission ETAT Passport or Special ticket
Area Tokamachi
Village Akakura
Open dates From the late April (It will be open after snow season) to the beginning of November
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