Aug 25, 2016

Otsuka Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo

Otsuka Awa Odori (Bon Dance), Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo

26th & 27th August, 2016 | Otsuka, Toshima, Tokyo  
The Otsuka Awa Odori (dance festival) has been held annually in late August since its start in Minami Otsuka in 1971. More than 1,000 dancers participate every year, filling the community with excitement.

At the festival eve celebration on the day before the parade, there are ceremonies, and then each troupe demonstrates its Awa Odori dancing.
After the opening ceremony, the parade—which continues from around 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.—starts off with the Awa Odori dancing of each individual troupe.

More than 10 dance troupes participate every year and the evening is exciting for dancers and spectators alike.   (*reference: Toshima City Tourism Association)  










# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160824otuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ohtsuka-awaodori.com/         













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