Awa Odori (Dance Festival), Naruto City, Tokushima Pref.
9th - 11th August, 2019 | Naruto City, Tokushima Pref.
The Awa Dance Festival is held as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is one of the largest dance festivals in Japan. Groups of choreographed dancers and musicians known as REN dance through the streets, typically accompanied by the shamisen lute, taiko drums, shinobue flute and the kane bell. Performers wear traditional obon dance costumes, and chant and sing as they parade through the streets. Awa is the old feudal administration name for Tokushima prefecture, and odori means dance. (*reference: Wiki) official website ›› http://www.narutocci.or.jp/awaodori.html