Awa-Odori (Awa-Odori Festival), Tokushima

The old name of the city of Tokushima called Awa, as the name suggests, Awa-Odori was born in Tokushima prefecture. But it is not obvious when it was born, and when it colonized.
More than 1.4 million tourists come for the Awa-Odori every year, and it is said that you want to go and participate the festival once you go. There is a famous word about the Awa-Odori “Dancing fool、watching fool: all fools、so let’s all dance!”. True to this words, it is pleased by watching and by participating.

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It came to be performed now in everywhere of the whole country, but all of them was the origin of Tokushima. Many Awa-Odori Festival are held in Tokushima, but “Tokushima-shi Awa-Odori” is the largest of them.

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“Tokushima-shi Awa-Odori” is held from August 12th to 15th. You can see it in every performing area around Tokushima Station, but there is some pay areas.

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It has two kinds of style, “a man dance” and “a woman dance”. It is same Awa-Odori, but you are surprised to see its difference.

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There is places called “The Odori Hiroba” (“The dance square”) for an adventitious performer, and you are taught Awa-Odori if you go there.

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Information

Name:Awa-Odori (Awa-Odori Festival)
Adresse:Higashi-Shinmachi Tokushima-city, Tokushima 770-0912 Japan
Access:JR Kotoku-sen line "Tokushima-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81)88-622-4010 (Tokushima Tourism Association)
Official site:Awa-Odori Hall
http://www.awaodori-kaikan.jp/


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