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O-Boy, O-bon: Tokushima Awaodori

Obon festival is something that I never fully experienced full-hand in California, although it was definitely not because of the lack of festivities going on. Obon festival was an annual treat at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple but I felt like a transplanted mixed Japanese girl that didn’t quite belong because I didn’t understand much about Japanese culture. 1,302 more words

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Mitaka Awadori - Hachamecharen

At the first evening of the annual Mitaka Awaodori festival last weekend I saw the fabulous Hachamecharen (波奴連) perform their set piece right at the end of the parade ground. 115 more words


Minamikoshigaya Awaodori - Ebisuren

Last weekend was the high point of the year for all Awaodori fans in and around Tokyo. Two massive festivals took place, the grand Koenji Awaodori Festival and also the Minamikoshigaya Awaodori Festival up in Saitama Prefecture, just north of Tokyo. 173 more words


Tonight - Koenji Awaodori - Hisagoren

The biggest mainland Awaodori festival of the year is taking place right now at Koenji. The massive Koenji festival attracts almost a million visitors and features over 10 000 dancers and musicians in one of the most epic festivals of the year here in Tokyo. 116 more words


Tonight - Kyodo Awaodori Festival

If you have free time in Tokyo tonight and are not too afraid of a little rain I recommend visiting Kyodo for their fantastic Awaodori festival, complete with a parade and stage set. 143 more words


Hasune Awaodori Festival 2014

Yesterday saw one of Tokyo’s newest and least well known Awaodori festivals, near the northern Itabashi Ward’s station Hasune, not very far from Saitama Prefecture. The festival has only a very short history so far so there are very few tourists around. 70 more words