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Yasugi is a rural city most famous for the Yasugi-bushi folk song and dance. It has JR Yasugi Station.
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JR Yasugi Station welcomes visitors to the land of Yasugi-bushi.
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JR Yasugi Station welcomes visitors to the land of Yasugi-bushi.
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JR Yasugi Station welcomes visitors to the land of Yasugi-bushi.
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Yasugi-bushi Engeikan Hall is a Japanese-style theater where they perform Yasugi-bushi, a local folk song and dance.
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The hall includes a gift shop and restaurant. Yasugi-bushi Engeikan is next to Adachi Museum of Art. Easy to see both places.
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Giant loach in front of the hall in Yasugi, Shimane.
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Inside the Yasugi-bushi Engeikan Hall is a Japanese-style theater. They perform four times per day. Admission is ¥600 for adults, ¥300 for kids.
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Hanamichi in the theater.
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Comfortable chairs.
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Playing the tsuzumi shoulder drum.
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The most famous Yasugi-bushi song is "Dojo-sukui" (Loach Scooping) danced by a Hyottoko comical man. The dancer uses a basket scoop to catch the loaches.
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"Dojo-sukui" (Loach Scooping) also danced by women.
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Afterward, they invited members of the audience on stage to try the loach scooping dance.
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Names of the performers from the Yasugi-bushi Preservation Society.
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Display hall for Yasugi-bushi.
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About Yasugi-bushi.
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Tsuzumi shoulder drums used in Yasugi-bushi.
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Gift shop sells dojo loach confections.
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Next to the theater is this restaurant.
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Nice lunch.
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Took the free shuttle bus from Adachi Museum of Art to go back to JR Yasugi Station on the San'in Line.
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Inside JR Yasugi Station.
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JR Yasugi Station on the San'in Line.
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Iwami Kagura train at JR Yasugi Station.
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My train home at JR Yasugi Station. San'in Line.
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