Last additions - Yamato Awa Odori 大和阿波おどり
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Also see the video at YouTube.Jul 17, 2006
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Chidori-ren at Yamato Awa OdoriJul 17, 2006
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Yamato Awa OdoriJul 17, 2006
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Chidori-ren ちどり連Jul 17, 2006
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I kept chasing them along the parade route and got these great shots.Jul 17, 2006
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They are actually members of the Maritime Self-Defense Force based in Atsugi.Jul 17, 2006
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Their dance moves were outstanding.Jul 17, 2006
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The men in Chidori-ren.Jul 17, 2006
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They were in great physical condition.Jul 17, 2006
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Woman drummerJul 17, 2006
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Chidori-ren was my favorite of all.ちどり連Jul 17, 2006
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Yamato Awa OdoriHeld in late July, Kanagawa Pref.Jul 17, 2006
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Yamato Awa OdoriJul 17, 2006
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Chidori-ren troupeちどり連Jul 17, 2006
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A fool's dance.Jul 17, 2006
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Mime act depicting a kiteJul 17, 2006
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End of the parade route.Jul 17, 2006
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The festival/parade starts before dark.Jul 17, 2006
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Spectators wait for the parade to begin.Jul 17, 2006
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Main drag and shopping arcade called Yamato Chuo-dori大和中央通りJul 17, 2006
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Balloons, souvenirs and trinkets sold near the train station.Jul 17, 2006
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Yamato StationJul 17, 2006
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Pre-festival event held in the afternoon, Yamato Awa OdoriJul 17, 2006
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Kanagawa Prefecture's largest Awa Odori is held annually during the last weekend in July in this city of Yamato. Preview event near Yamato Station.Jul 17, 2006
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