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Preview event near Yamato Station
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Pre-festival event held in the afternoon, Yamato Awa Odori
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Yamato Station
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Balloons, souvenirs and trinkets sold near the train station.
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Main drag and shopping arcade called Yamato Chuo-dori大和中央通り
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Spectators wait for the parade to begin.
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The festival/parade starts before dark.
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Mime act depicting a kite
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A fool's dance.
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End of the parade route.
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Yamato Awa OdoriHeld in late July, Kanagawa Pref.
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Chidori-ren troupeちどり連
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ちどり連
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Yamato Awa Odori
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Woman drummer
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Chidori-ren was my favorite of all.ちどり連
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Their dance moves were outstanding.
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They were in great physical condition.
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The men in Chidori-ren.
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They are actually members of the Maritime Self-Defense Force based in Atsugi.
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I kept chasing them along the parade route and got these great shots.
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Chidori-ren ちどり連
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Yamato Awa Odori
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ちどり連
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Chidori-ren at Yamato Awa Odori
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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