“Deer fue sounding in the shade of the mountain. The deer fue resounds to tell me to call to mind Koma of old times.” Nobuo Origuchi, the leading authority in folklore, was also famous as a poet who composed waka, the traditional short form of poem of Japan. When he visited us in 1951, he left a poem after watching Shishimai （Lion Dance）, the traditional lion dance of Japan. Shishimai is a Shintō ritual performing art that has been inherited by shrine parishioners for 400 years, and is dedicated before deities at the annual festival, the important Matsuri to be held on October 19. It is characterized by valiant dancing and the sorrowful melody played by shinobue (bamboo flute). The ancient history and Shishimai fired the imagination of many men of letters.