南川目さんさ

みなみかわめさんさ

Minamikawame Sansa

団体名 : 南川目さんさ踊り保存会

所在地 : 岩手県宮古市 長沢

種別 : 踊り

明治20年(1887)ごろ川井村岡村地区から嫁いだ方が「川井さんさ」を伝えたのが始まりとされる。
踊り手は花笠をかぶり、色柄袖にタスキをかけ、帯に色違いのシゴキを垂らす。太鼓の叩き手は、独特の足さばきで活発に跳ねる。
「キタコラサッサー」のかけ声とともに始まり、素朴で力強く躍動感ある踊りで、五穀豊穣や家内安全を祈りながら踊り伝えてきた。
毎年9月の横山八幡宮例大祭では神輿の御供をして商店街で門打ちをし、花輪中学校での伝承活動にも取り組んでいる。

The origin of the Minamikawame Sansa is considered to trace back to the moment when a bride from Okamura community, Kawai village conveyed the Kawai Sansa to this area in about 1887. The dancers don hanagasa (flower hat), tuck up their sleeves of colorful kimono with a cord, and wear obi (belt) along with a waistband in another color. The drummers wildly hop about with a distinctive footwork. Beginning with a shout “Kitakorasassa,” the dance reveals its simple, vigorous and lively nature. It has been passed down as a prayer for rich harvest and security of family. In September 2018, during the festival at Yokoyama Hachimangu Shrine, they accompanied mikoshi (a portable shrine) and visited shops praying for their good business. They also give lessons at Hanawa Junior High School.