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In Photos: Children of Japan's Akita city keep alive 500-yr-old ascetic 'dance for gods'

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Children perform a "Yamaya Bangaku" dance titled "Gojonohashi" at a ceremony to mark the end of the year's lessons at the former Yamaya Elementary School in the city of Akita, on Nov. 27, 2021. (Satoshi Takahashi)

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