Thursday, March 10, 2011

Koenji Awa Odori Festival

TIME: Last Weekend of August
PLACE: Koenji, Tokyo

Awa Odori is a traditional dance from the Shikoku region. Its popularity has spread throughout Japan. Koenji is the second largest Awa Odori Festival outside of Shikoku with over ten thousand dancers. They've been doing the Awa Odori for several decades and it's one Tokyo's largest summer festivals.

Click here for their website

This event coincided with a Youtube Gathering. J-vlogger Ken Tanaka organized a summer youtube gathering Aug 29th at Kichijoji Park. I got there late just as it was winding down and the mosquitos were winding up to dine on the intoxicating blood of inebriated youtubers. A group of us decided to go to the Koenji Awa Odori festival.

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