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Hasune Awaodori Festival 2014

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 13, 2014

Yesterday saw one of Tokyo’s newest and least well known Awaodori festivals, near the northern Itabashi Ward’s station Hasune, not very far from Saitama Prefecture. The festival has only a very short history so far so there are very few tourists around. Four teams participated and I caught two of them at the very start, Tomoeren and Shinsuiren. Lots of kids and young families turned up to watch and it was great to get a little bit of Awaodori in this first multi team event of the season in Tokyo.

Next up is the Awaodori festival in Niiza City, southern Saitama prefecture next weekend! More photos from the Hasune festival to come.













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  1. mako said, on July 13, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Nice to meet you.

    Always thank you for wonderful photographs!

    Please come for Kiyose-shi Awaodori of August 2 and Koganei-shi Awaodori of July 27.

    I look forward to your splendid photograph!


    • tokyobling said, on July 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Thank you for the kind comment! I hope I can visit both those festivals, and try to get some photos… (^-^)


  2. Mikku said, on July 14, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Great photos, as always. Am hoping to get my first awa fix of the season this Saturday at either Niiza or Kyodo.


    • tokyobling said, on July 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Thank you! The more you see the more you want! It’s that good old Awaodori high! (^-^)


  3. Timi said, on July 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Third picture is deifinte win! Amazing and love it how that happy and energetic smile/laugh is captured!


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