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Otoriren – Hatsudai Awaodori

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on November 6, 2012

I haven’t had any Awaodori related posts for a long time, so here’s some of the photos I took on the fun loving Otoriren at the Hatsudai Awaodori Festival a couple of months ago. I don’t know anything about this particular group because even with my considerable skills in Google-fu I can’t find their homepage. Maybe some reader might find it? The Hatsudai Awaodori Festival is one the more well know Awaodori festivals in central Tokyo and is especially family friendly due to the broad street where the festival takes place. Arrive early, put out a plastic sheet, set up a pic-nic and await the start of the fun! You don’t even have to bring food and drinks, as the local merchants set up over a hundred different food stands with excellent food and drinks for all ages! The Awaodori festival season is over for this year, and it makes me a little nostalgic to look at these pictures. Still, it’s only about half a year until the Awaodori festival seasons starts again!


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  1. nw10photography said, on November 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Great shots, although the black and whites work better for me than the colour for some reason.


    • tokyobling said, on November 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

      Thanks for the kind comment! Yes, I am always wondering about what works best, bw or color.


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