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More Akita Kanto Festival

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on January 22, 2013

Some more photos from the Akita Kanto Festival team visiting the big Furusato Matsuri at Tokyo Dome last year. Accompanying the team was of course musicians, including taiko drummers. These are photos from the parade as the poles and lanterns are carried around the arena. At the Furusato Matsuri (meaning the “home town festival”) famous festivals from all over Japan take turn entertaining the audience, when I was at the festival it was this team from Akita prefecture, and also Awaodori dancers from Tokushima prefecture and dancers from Okinawa in the south. It is held every year in January, over several days in the huge Tokyo Dome arena. Recommended!

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  1. Amy said, on January 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    It’s such a well organized and presented Festival. Thank you for the post!

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  2. developingcityblog said, on January 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Nice photos!

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