Gojinjo daiko in Wajima

Gojino daiko

Held in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The taiko drummers wear fearsome masks while drumming. Gojinjo daiko commemorate the day when villagers in Nabunemachi in Ishikawa Prefecture used crude and frightening masks made of tree bark and seaweed dangling from their heads and beat the taiko drums when they invaded Lord Uesugi Kenshin’s base camp. They used sickles and hoes to chase away the army who was enroute to capture Nanao Castle. The villagers lived happily afterward.


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