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Awa-Odori @ Koenji

Where: Koenji on Chuo-Sobu line, just a few stops from Shinjuku
(From Wikipedia) “Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year. Groups of choreographed dancers and musicians known as ren (?) dance through the streets, typically accompanied by the shamisen lute, taiko drums, shinobue flute and the kane bell. Performers wear traditional obon dance costumes, and chant and sing as they parade through the streets. Awa is the old feudal administration name for Tokushima and odori means dance.”

The Yukata is the typical JP summer dress (informal) for events like this. Toshi hooked me up with a Yukata! Pics coming soon.

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