Representative of Japanese folk dance, the people of the village dance in a circle in a festival of prayer. At the Kutanihachiman shrine, after praying for the safety of the town, the people break into two groups and dance in celebration of the deity. At noon, the village performs a series of traditional performing arts, leading up to the Saemon dance. It is said to be a demon dance, with four people carrying a large shide, dancers with waist drums, and lots of shouting. This dance is considered a cultural asset.