Menburyu - Mask Dance

Menburyu - Mask Dance
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Menburyu - Mask Dance
Menburyu is a traditional performing art which represents Saga Prefecture. The leading players are dancers who wear grim demon masks and valiant Kakeuchi costumes, and are accompanied by gongs, drums, and flutes and the like in a furyu parade.

Because of its stirring character, one of the theories concerning its origin traces it to a battle that took place during the Warring States period (middle of the 15th century to the middle of the 16th century). It has been dedicated from olden times in order to pray for a good harvest and to expel illnesses, mainly in the southwest area of Saga Prefecture.