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My YouTube video of Mitaka Awa Odori (Part 1) featuring Mitaka Ginza-ren, Mitaka Shoko-ren, and Mitaka Shiyakusho-ren (city hall) on Aug. 23, 2009. (みたか銀座連、三鷹商工連、みたか市役所連 )
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My YouTube video of Mitaka Awa Odori (Part 2) featuring three more local MItaka awa odori troupes: Inokashira-ren, Mitaka-ren, and Budo-ren on Aug. 23, 2009. (井之頭連、みたか連、富道連)
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Awa Odori sign at Mitaka Station's south exit. I went to see the 42nd Mitaka Awa Odori dance on Aug. 23, 2009. Mitaka's awa odori is held on the third Sat/Sun. of Aug. It started in 1968.
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One of the starting points of the awa odori parade along Mitaka Ginza road. Some 30 awa odori dance troupes, called "ren" (連), participated in the dance parade. Many of them were local troupes from Mitaka.
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On the first day, the dancing is held from 6 pm to 9 pm. (Opening ceremony at 5:30 pm.) On the second day, it is from 6 pm to 8:40 pm.
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This is the main shopping street with cobblestones on the south side of Mitaka Station. It wasn't so crowded.
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At 6 pm, the awa odori started. The first dancers here were the Mitaka Ginza-ren. みたか銀座連
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Mitaka Ginza-ren, Mitaka Awa Odori, みたか銀座連
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The road is not very long, and if you stay put, you will be able to see each troupe at least twice since they parade through the street more than once.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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みたか銀座連
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三鷹飛粋連
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Two faces
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三鷹飛粋連
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Further down the road, we see pavement.
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I thought the cobblestones were more scenic, so I went back.
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Mitaka Silver-ren (senior citizens) 三鷹シルバー連
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Kikusui-ren from Koenji 菊水連(高円寺)
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Kikusui-ren from Koenji 菊水連(高円寺)
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Kikusui-ren from Koenji 菊水連(高円寺)
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江戸の阿波 蛍(小金井)
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Hotaru from Koganei.
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Hotaru means firefly.
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江戸の阿波 蛍(小金井)
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)
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Kokubunji-ren drummers.
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Mitaka City Hall (Shiyakusho-ren) みたか市役所連
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Mitaka City Hall
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Mitaka City Hall
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Mitaka City Hall
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Mitaka Shoko-ren 三鷹商工連
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Mitaka Shoko-ren 三鷹商工連
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Mitaka Shoko-ren
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Mitaka Shoko-ren
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Mitaka Shoko-ren
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Mitaka Shoko-ren had a good dance routine.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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Mitaka Shoko-ren
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Rhythm-ren りずむ連
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Rhythm-ren りずむ連
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Rhythm-ren りずむ連
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Rhythm-ren gave a great performance too, Mitaka Awa Odori.
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Rhythm-ren, Mitaka Awa Odori
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Rhythm-ren, Mitaka Awa Odori
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Inokashira-ren 井之頭連
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Inokashira-ren 井之頭連
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Inokashira-ren 井之頭連
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She could drum, even with soft-looking arms.
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Mitaka-ren みたか連
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Mitaka-ren みたか連
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Mitaka-ren みたか連
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Mitaka-ren みたか連
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牟礼高山連
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牟礼高山連
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道志連
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Mitaka Awa Odori 道志連
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Sazanka-ren from Koenji さざんか連(高円寺)
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Sazanka-ren from Koenji さざんか連(高円寺)
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Musashi-Minami-ren from Koganei. むさし南連(小金井)
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Kimagu-ren きまぐ連
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Kimagu-ren きまぐ連
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren 三鷹花道連
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren 三鷹花道連
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren 三鷹花道連
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren
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Budo-ren 富道連
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Budo-ren 富道連
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Budo-ren 富道連
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Budo-ren 富道連
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Budo-ren 富道連
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Budo-ren, Mitaka Awa Odori 富道連
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From Otsuka. 新粋連(大塚)
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新粋連(大塚)
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東州斎(高円寺)
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from Koenji 東州斎(高円寺)
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Poor baby
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Waaahh, I want my mommy!!
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東州斎(高円寺)
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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Inside Mitaka Station.
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