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Winter Awaodori Sneak Peak

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on January 14, 2013

In connection with the annual Furusato matsuri at Tokyo’s great arena, the Tokyo Dome the neighboring amusement park put on an Awaodori show with two of great Tokyo teams; the Hyottokoren and the Suikoren as well as a famous team from out of town, the Aifubukiren. It the second time I see Awaodori in the winter and it always feels strange to see this dance in the biting cold. Still, despite the cold and the rapidly falling daylight, the dancers did great! The musicians were a little bit separated from the dancers so I missed out on the deafening drums and successions of flutes and shamisen! I think the Furusato matsuri is still on tomorrow, so go have a look! It’s a great chance to learn more about food from around the country without leaving Tokyo!

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  1. Coal said, on January 15, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Great pictures here. They’re a very photogenic bunch. Members from Minami-Koshigaya Tensuiren were also there.

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