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Sasayama, Hyogo PrefectureDekansho-Bushi: Hometown Memories Passed Down in Folk Songs

Dekansyo Bushi: The folk song continues to be sing from Edo period that represents Tamba Sasayama

Dekansho-Bushi

Summary

Tanba Sasayama flourished as a castle town during the Edo Period and is famous for dekansho-bushi, the traditional folk songs of that region. The song lyrics depicted the local climate, human nature, famous sights, and culinary specialties of the area. People here have cherished and treasured their landscape and culture throughout the ages by singing dekansho-bushi. To this day, local people continue to compose new lyrics for the over 300 dekansho-bushi and pass these musical traditions on to the next generation. Through these songs visitors can experience the traditional town atmosphere of Tanba Sasayama with its rows of old houses and charming streets.

Cultural properties

  • Sasayama Castle Site: The famous castle which was built in 1609
    Sasayama Castle Site: The famous castle which was built in 1609
    Sasayama Castle Site: The famous castle which was built in 1609
  • Sasayama Castle town streets
    Sasayama Castle town streets
    Sasayama Castle town streets
  • Aoyama History Village: The museum displays records of Aoyama Family whom ruled Sasayama feudal clan
    Aoyama History Village: The museum displays records of Aoyama Family whom ruled Sasayama feudal clan
    Aoyama History Village: The museum displays records of Aoyama Family whom ruled Sasayama feudal clan
  • Tamba Tachikui Kiln: Ascending kiln which fires local Tamba ware made for over 800 years
    Tamba Tachikui Kiln: Ascending kiln which fires local Tamba ware made for over 800 years
    Tamba Tachikui Kiln: Ascending kiln which fires local Tamba ware made for over 800 years

Map of cultural properties