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Shimokitzawa Awaodori Festival – Event

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 9, 2014

If you are in Tokyo on the 9th and 10th of August, I recommend visiting the Shimokitazawa Awaodori festival for some fantastic Awaodori fun! OI visited on the Saturday event of last year’s festival and got these two groups, the Toshusai (東洲斎) and the Showashinyoginkoren (昭和信用金庫連) which is a team made up of people working in a shinkin bank, a sort of cooperative credit union).

Shimokitazawa is easy to reach on the Odakyu line or on the Keio Inokashira line. The station was recently rebuilt and is now quite a maze and much in contrast with the surrounding area of funky little shops, narrow back streets and cool clubs and bars, good old Shimokita remains the same though! Try to be there early and if you find it crowded try to move away from the station area to find the spots with fewer spectators!

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  1. Mikku said, on July 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    One of my favourite awaodori spots of the summer! See you there 🙂

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  2. Celia said, on July 9, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks for posting this in advance! I don’t live too far from Shimokitazawa, so I’ll be there for sure! ^^

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    • tokyobling said, on July 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Great! It is a fantastic festival, and two days to pick from! Usually Saturday is more crowded.

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