Gojinjo-daiko

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Gojinjo-daiko (御陣乗太鼓) is a Japanese drum which has been selected as part of Wajima City’s cultural heritage (1961) and an Ishikawa Prefecture’s intangible cultural heritage (1963).[1][2]

Playing gojinjo-daiko is strictly restricted to residents of Nafune, a small village in Wajima City, where only 250 people live, making it very rare to see a live drum performance.[3]

OriginEdit

The origin of the gojinjo-daiko dates back to 1577 when the warlord Uesugi Kenshin invaded Noto Province. As the local people were unarmed, they resisted by beating war drums and wore ferocious looking devil masks with seaweed and bark on their heads in a bid to scare off their enemies. The low sound of drums associated with the rumbling of the earth and caused Uesugi Kenshin and his soldiers to retreat.[4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Noto's Satoyama and Satoumi Gallery". Noto Regional GIAHS Executive Committee. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "GIAHS appointment". Ishikawa Prefecture. Archived from the original on 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Gojinjo Daiko". Gojinjo Daiko of ART. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "att Japan Travel Guide". Finex Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "att Gojinjo Daiko". Wajima City. Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Nahune Gojinjo Daiko". Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism League. Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2012-06-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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