nb200-20090906_7137.jpg
The 34th Nakamurabashi Awa Odori dance festival was held on Sept. 6, 2009 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. First they held a tape-cutting ceremony with local politicians and festival organizers.
nb201-20090906_7155.jpg
After the opening ceremony on the outdoor stage in front of Nakamurabashi Station (Seibu Ikebukuro Line), Daikon-ren performed on the stage while other groups started dancing on the streets. だいこん連
nb202-20090906_7157.jpg
Daikon-ren
nb203-20090906_7197.jpg
nb204-20090906_7198.jpg
nb205-20090906_7259.jpg
nb206-20090906_7261.jpg
nb207-20090906_7201.jpg
I took a good number of Daikon-ren pictures last year in 2008.
nb208-20090906_7221.jpg
Another local troupe is Nakamurabashi-ren. 中村橋連
nb209-20090906_7223.jpg
nb210-20090906_7225.jpg
Nakamurabashi-ren 中村橋連
nb211-20090906_7227.jpg
nb212-20090906_7205.jpg
Nagoyaka-ren was a cute group with many kids. なごやか連
nb213-20090906_7207.jpg
nb214-20090906_7210.jpg
nb215-20090906_7212.jpg
nb216-20090906_7213.jpg
nb217-20090906_7215.jpg
nb218-20090906_7255.jpg
Tsukushi-ren is outfitted with clothing dyed with indigo. つくし連
nb219-20090906_7257.jpg
Tsukushi-ren
nb220-20090906_7174.jpg
Fast-action dancers of Takarabune-ren performed on stage for about 15 min.
nb221-20090906_7179.jpg
Also see my YouTube video here.
nb222-20090906_7180.jpg
nb223-20090906_7184.jpg
First time I saw an awa odori dancer wearing a hat like this.
nb224-20090906_7186.jpg
She's one of the best dancers out there.
nb225-20090906_7190.jpg
nb226-20090906_7191.jpg
nb227-20090906_7195.jpg
nb228-20090906_7218.jpg
Kumegawa-ren from Higashi-Murayama in Tokyo. 久米川連
nb229-20090906_7141.jpg
nb230-20090906_7142.jpg
nb231-20090906_7355.jpg
nb232-20090906_7245.jpg
Koganei Sakura-ren from Koganei, not far from Nerima. Koganei has a large park famous for cherry blossoms. 小金井さくら連
nb233-20090906_7249.jpg
nb234-20090906_7250.jpg
Koganei Sakura-ren musicians. I've seen them at Koenji Awa Odori as well.
nb235-20090906_7269.jpg
Koganei Sakura-ren performing on the outdoor stage.
nb236-20090906_7231.jpg
Troupe for a local bank.
nb237-20090906_7232.jpg
nb238-20090906_7277.jpg
nb239-20090906_7234.jpg
I see Sazanka-ren headbands. Perhaps they were hired to dance for the bank.
nb240-20090906_7265.jpg
Kasei-ren かせい連
nb241-20090906_7267.jpg
Kasei-ren
nb242-20090906_7286.jpg
Takarabune-ren allowed anyone to dance with them. A large crowd did just that.
nb243-20090906_7166.jpg
Karate-ren. Not really awa odori, but fun to watch. Too few girls though. Also see my YouTube video here.
nb244-20090906_7235.jpg
Now we have Narimasu Chirudo-ren (Child-ren), a play on words for "Children."
nb245-20090906_7160.jpg
Narimasu Child-ren teamed up with Shinobu-ren.
nb246-20090906_7161.jpg
Shinobu-ren 忍連
nb247-20090906_7239.jpg
nb248-20090906_7282.jpg
nb249-20090906_7240.jpg
Narimasu Child-ren 成増チルド連
nb250-20090906_7241.jpg
nb251-20090906_7279.jpg
nb252-20090906_7287.jpg
Narimasu Child-ren also performed on stage. 成増チルド連
nb253-20090906_7289.jpg
Also see my YouTube video here.
nb254-20090906_7294.jpg
Also see my YouTube video here.
nb255-20090906_7297.jpg
nb256-20090906_7303.jpg
nb257-20090906_7306.jpg
nb258-20090906_7307.jpg
Shinobu-ren, Nakamurabashi Awa Odori, Tokyo
nb259-20090906_7308.jpg
nb260-20090906_7311.jpg
Shinobu-ren on stage during the Nakamurabashi Awa Odori.
nb261-20090906_7313.jpg
nb262-20090906_7317.jpg
nb263-20090906_7319.jpg
nb264-20090906_7321.jpg
Shinobu-ren on stage during the Nakamurabashi Awa Odori.
nb265-20090906_7325.jpg
nb266-20090906_7332.jpg
nb267-20090906_7333.jpg
nb268-20090906_7337.jpg
nb269-20090906_7339.jpg
Narimasu Child-ren 成増チルド連
nb270-20090906_7341.jpg
nb271-20090906_7347.jpg
nb272-20090906_7270.jpg
The last group I shot was Okame-ren. 女華夢連
nb273-20090906_7274.jpg
The girl in the middle is carrying a sign saying that they won the Nerima Mayor's Award (区長賞).
nb274-20090906_7146.jpg
Also see my YouTube video here.
nb275-20090906_7229.jpg
nb276-20090906_7275.jpg
nb277-20090906_7360.jpg
nb278-20090906_7361.jpg
nb279-20090906_7362.jpg
nb280-20090906_7365.jpg
I watched Okame-ren doing their finale as well.
nb281-20090906_7368.jpg
nb282-20090906_7372.jpg
nb283-20090906_7376.jpg
nb284-20090906_7378.jpg
nb285-20090906_7379.jpg
nb286-20090906_7390.jpg
nb287-20090906_7393.jpg
nb288-20090906_7395.jpg
Okame-ren, Nakamurabashi Awa Odori
nb289-20090906_7383.jpg
You have to see my video see what went on.
nb290-20090906_7401.jpg
nb291-nakamurabashiawa3.youtube
My YouTube video of Nakamurabashi Awa Odori featuring Kumegawa-ren, Koganei Sakura-ren, Tsukushi-ren, and Kyokushin Karate-ren. 久米川連、小金井さくら連、つくし連、極真カラテ連
92 files on 1 page(s)