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Tonight – Mitaka Awaodori Festival

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 31, 2014

Tonight is the second night of the annual Mitaka Awaodori festival in Tokyo’s western Mitaka City (三鷹市). It start at 1800 but there is usually a couple of performances earlier in the day as well. Right now is just about the perfect timing for a festival, the weather is unbelievably cool for being Tokyo in August so you won’t have to sweat it out as much as usual! I was at the festival last night and it was as fun as usual. The crowds are thickest closer to the station so just keep walking and it will thin out a little at the end of the festival area. I saw my old favorites the Mitakaren (みたか連), and two new favorites for this year, Bikkuriren (びっくり連) and Fudouren (富道連) whom I have somehow missed all these years. I also saw Sakuraren who were just as good as always!

Mitaka city is easily accessible on the JR Chuo line, and the festival is near the south exit of the station. Enjoy!











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  1. Mikku said, on August 31, 2014 at 4:40 am

    I was there last night too and really enjoyed it, though I wish my photos were as good as yours!!!


  2. Schedim said, on August 31, 2014 at 7:24 am

    It becomes magic when fab things are caught by a fab photo-sensei!


  3. Moritz said, on August 31, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Very nice pictures! Feels like I am part of the event 🙂


  4. asiatravelbug said, on September 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I love matsuris in Japan. They’re always full of energy! 🙂


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