Tedokon's eisa dance. Eisa is a group dance performed on the night of okuribon to give repose to the dead. On July 15th of the old lunar calendar, young men and women would parade around within the settlement. Originally bells, taiko and other percussion instruments were played and Buddhist chants were made during the dance, but in recent years instruments such as the shamisen have started being used and the dance is performed at local bon odori festivals. Tedokon's eisa dance has been designated as an intangible ethnic cultural asset of Nanjo City.