Tokushima “Awa Odori” Festival!

If you like to dance, then head over to Tokushima for the annual “Awa Odori” Festival!

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Over 1.2 Million performers and spectators will be in Tokushima, Japan over the next few days to take part in one of Japan’s largest dance festivals!

“Awa Odori” is part of the Obon festival in Tokushima, and originates from the Japanese Buddhist custom of honoring the spirits of ancestors.

 

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The dancers are known as “ren”, and they parade through the streets dancing to traditional music. Checkout all of the fun here:

If you couldn’t make it to this dance party this year, then maybe you can try and visit next year! There is always something fun happening in Japan!

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