Tauebayashi is a rice-planting song and dance that was formerly performed throughout the Hiroshima and Shimane regions in south western Japan.
It was performed as a work song, but also to strengthen the young rice seedlings.
Nowadays it is performed only as a folk dance.
This performance is by a group from Kawahira village in Shimane, at the Horanenya Matsuri of Gotsu Honmachi.
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Shimane rice Tauebayashi festival Kawahira
Tuesday, July 29, 2008