Kokiriko Festival[Folk songs and Dances of Gokayama:Japan’s oldest folk song “Kokiriko”]

Date:Festival held every year on September 25 and 26.
Address/Taira district, Kaminashi Hakusan-gu shrine

At the Gokayama Kokiriko Festival, visitors can see the ancient Kokiriko folk song and dance along with other local traditional performances. Visitors from all over the world come to see the elegant dance and hear the ring of the sasara (a traditional percussion instrument used in the folk song). Additionally, visitors can try out the dance in a large group with the members of the Folk Song and Dance Preservation Society.