Hyuga city's summer tradition "Hyuga Hyottoko mask summer festival"
Facing the Hyuga sea, where the daylight hours are warm, is a national top-class area called Hyuga located in the northeastern part of the Miyazaki prefecture. In the city this year, a Hyottoko, Okame and Fox in no order will star in a light rhythm of "Tentekoten" and preform a unique movement that will cover the town in laughter with this performance.
This will be the 31st proformance and be held in the city on August 1st and 2nd in front of Hyuga station.
The 1st being the eve celebration and the 2nd being the main event. On the eve festival, in addition to an competitive individual preformance from each department, there will also be a model performance by "Tachibana Hyottoko dance preservation society". On the second day the main event, a dance parade, in which dancers who applied from across the country will gather. These participates will wear the 3 characters attire and is sure to be fun whether you're watching or dancing.
Because of the expressions and rhythm of dance, there is a unique charm to the performance.
The movement is full of personality causing even the audience to engrossed in the performance. Whether its clapping, or rocking your body along the whole area will be immersed in the action.
Held since 1984, the population and community involvment has been clearly raised. At the time of it's creation about 400 people took part in the event. Now, dancers from all over the country participate and audience members wanting "hands on" action have spread the news of the festival all across the nation.
Hyuga Hyottoko mask summer festival