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Koujiya Awaodori Tonight – Gorakuren Men

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 1, 2014

If you are in Tokyo tonight and looking for something fun to see I recommend visiting the Koujiya Awaodori festival in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, not far from the Haneda Airport. It is a two day event starting tonight and ending tomorrow Saturday, from 1900 to 2100. Koujiya Station is on the Keikyu Airport Line (Keikyukukousen), but it is also possible to walk there from the Keikyu Kamata Station (less than 15 minutes) or the Kamata Station (less than 25 minutes) if you are less keen on the trains.

One of the teams performing tonight will be the Gorakuren (伍楽連), a team from the neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture’s city of Sagamihara. I know most photographers focus on the wonderful looking women of Awaodori but there are a lot of very cool men also performing in each of the teams. Here are some of the guys dancing and drumming for Gorakuren!

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