Photograph of lion dance performers in Sayama, Japan


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Photograph of lion dance performers in Sayama, Japan is a picture, with genre photograph and group portraits.

It was created on Saturday, October 17, 2009.

Wade Duym is the Photographer.

This photograph shows performers in a lion dance at a Buddhist temple in Sayama, Japan. The photo was taken during the 2009 mayoral delegation to Worthington’s sister city of Sayama. The lion dance, or shishi-mai, is an important dance in Japanese Buddhist tradition and is popular at New Year’s festivals.

Worthington and Sayama have been sister cities since 1999, and through the years have exchanged dozens of delegations, including groups of city officials, residents and school groups. The 2009 mayoral delegation celebrated ten years of the sister-city relationship. During exchanges between the two cities, delegations typically tour a variety of destinations including city offices, schools, libraries, businesses and more.

It covers the topics Sayama-shi, Japan and dance.

It features the organization Worthington International Friendship Association.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was born digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0197.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on May 24, 2017. It was last updated June 29, 2019.