The Drum Dance in Tsunuki
In Kagoshima, an autumn festival is called "Hoze." At Tsunuki, a traditional drum dance (it is called "Taiko Odori" in Japanese) is dedicated to this festival. We call the dance "Tsunuki Hoze Taiko Odori." This is specified to be the cultural heritage of Kagoshima Prefecture. A dancer consists of a double circle. The dancer of a small drum and a bell is in an inside circle. The dancer of a big drum is in an outside circle. The dancer with a small drum and a small bell is the mysterious boy who disguised himself as a woman.