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Tonight – Shimokitazawa Awaodori Festival

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 10, 2014

Tonight – if we can persuade the weather Gods to let up on the rain – will be the second evening of the grand Shimokitazawa Awaodori festival. I was there last night and it was as good as usual with all the teams doing their best. The coming rains made last night unseasonably cool so it was near perfect Awaodori weather. I saw Benkeiren (弁慶連), one of my favorites, which I also blogged about when they took part in the Koenji Awadori festival in 2012. Comparing the photos you can tell that some of their very talented (really) kid dancers have grown quite a bit!

If you are in Tokyo tonight – head over to Shimokitazawa.








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  1. Mikku said, on August 10, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Sadly, I couldn’t make it last night and tonight’s looking dodgy too, so please keep the photos coming!!


    • tokyobling said, on August 11, 2014 at 8:19 am

      The rains stopped at 1820 and from then on it was fantastic! (^-^)


  2. Nafania Mi said, on August 10, 2014 at 7:34 am

    great pictures! Love your blog!


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