Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori

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Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori
Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori is a festival of 10,000 dancers on streets around JR Koenji Station and Tokyo Metro's Shin-Koenji Station. Awa Odori dance troupes called "ren" from Koenji and many other places, including Tokushima where Awa Odori started, converge on Koenji. They dance on the streets and on stage. Koenji Awa Odori was started in 1957 to revitalize the town. The number of participants increased every year and the venue had to be expanded. It is now Tokyo's largest Awa Odori and the second largest in Japan after Tokushima.
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Best summer festival in Tokyo
Aug 2019
Attended this festival twice in the three years I am living here. For me, this is the best summer festival in Tokyo. Men, women, and children, all the young and old dancing together to the traditional Japanese music, it is just so lovely and enjoyable to watch. The atmosphere is lively, definitely worthwhile to make the trip to this festival if you’re in Tokyo during the hottest month in August. Even though the streets are narrow and the place is crowded, you hardly feel any tension as the audience are all so respectful of one another. If you’re a foreigner visiting this event, please reciprocate the respect to the locals to maintain the peace and harmony of this lovely culture.
Written August 26, 2019
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