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Okinawa Dancers – Ikebukuro Festival

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on October 7, 2012

Last months huge Fukuro Matsuri in Tokyo’s northern Ikebukuro district had the same fantastic Okinawan dancers as the last time I visited the festival in 2010. Okinawan dancing is slow, rhythmic and very colorful. For all the times I have visited Okinawa I have yet to see a real Okinawan dancers in their native land! There is something very “nostalgic” about the sound of this kind of music and it makes even a total foreigner like feel “homesick” for Okinawa. I wonder if other people also feel this?

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  1. lilichan06 said, on October 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Very colorful and graceful!
    Once again, it’s too bad not to have sound with your pics :-)

    • tokyobling said, on November 16, 2012 at 4:03 am

      Thank you! (^-^) Yes, I must get a camera with proper video on it…. (^-^;)

  2. kaori said, on October 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    You have made me very curious about Okinawan dancing! I would love to see it one day. Absolutely fabulous costumes!

    • tokyobling said, on November 16, 2012 at 4:04 am

      The costumes are gorgeous! I still have so many photos of different okinawan dancing teams from this summer’s festivals… too many festivals though and the poor old blog will be overwhelmed! (^-^;)

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