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Tonight – Kyodo Awaodori Festival

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 19, 2014

If you have free time in Tokyo tonight and are not too afraid of a little rain I recommend visiting Kyodo for their fantastic Awaodori festival, complete with a parade and stage set. Actually it is part of a two day local town festival which ties in with the Tokyo University of Agriculture, so rather than the normal shrine celebrations you will get everything from folk dance (mainly Saturday) to samba (on the Sunday). You can get more details from their homepage (in Japanese only) but generally the Awaodori kicks in from 1830 to 1900 on Saturday. I have never seen the samba carnival my self but it looks fantastic and starts at 1830 on Sunday. There is stuff happening from 1430 on Saturday and from 1400 on Sunday so even if you can’t stay for the whole thing it is worth going and just enjoying the atmosphere.

Here are some photos of the proud local team, the Kyodo Murasakiren (経堂むらさき連) who will be performing with eight other, all relatively well known Tokyo teams, including a couple of my personal favorites.










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  1. Mikku said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Hope the rain hold off!!


  2. Celia said, on July 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Yay! My local festival. I love the girls in pink – they always remind me of flamingos.


    • tokyobling said, on July 22, 2014 at 3:09 am

      Really? Wow! I hope you had a good time! I love the pink ones too. (^-^)


  3. Mikku said, on July 20, 2014 at 6:57 am

    So how was it? It looked like the rain may have held off. In any case, I look forward to seeing the photos 🙂


    • tokyobling said, on July 22, 2014 at 3:07 am

      For several reasons I could not go, still miffed I missed it! (^-^;)


  4. Mikku said, on July 23, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Zannen! I’m planning to finally get my first fix of the season at Yamato this weekend! tanoshimi yo~


    • tokyobling said, on July 24, 2014 at 5:58 am

      That is a great show! Don’t miss the Kagurazaka Awadori this Friday (tomorrow) and Saturday! Or the Kitamachi on Saturday.


  5. Mikku said, on July 25, 2014 at 7:06 am

    That’s tempting too!! What time does Kagurazaka start?


  6. Mikku said, on July 25, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Sorry, I should have checked online before asking – 7pm 🙂


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