Last additions - Mitaka Awa Odori 三鷹阿波おどり
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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 )Jun 06, 2010
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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) Jun 06, 2010
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Inside Mitaka Station.Aug 25, 2009
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Also see my YouTube video here.Aug 25, 2009
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東州斎(高円寺)Aug 25, 2009
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Waaahh, I want my mommy!!Aug 25, 2009
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Poor babyAug 25, 2009
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新粋連(大塚)Aug 25, 2009
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from Koenji 東州斎(高円寺)Aug 25, 2009
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From Otsuka. 新粋連(大塚)Aug 25, 2009
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Budo-ren, Mitaka Awa Odori 富道連Aug 25, 2009
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Budo-ren 富道連Aug 25, 2009
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Budo-ren 富道連Aug 25, 2009
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Budo-ren 富道連Aug 25, 2009
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Budo-ren 富道連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren 三鷹花道連Aug 25, 2009
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Budo-ren 富道連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren 三鷹花道連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Hanamichi-ren 三鷹花道連Aug 25, 2009
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Kimagu-ren きまぐ連Aug 25, 2009
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Kimagu-ren きまぐ連Aug 25, 2009
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Musashi-Minami-ren from Koganei. むさし南連(小金井)Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Awa Odori 道志連Aug 25, 2009
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Sazanka-ren from Koenji さざんか連(高円寺)Aug 25, 2009
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Sazanka-ren from Koenji さざんか連(高円寺)Aug 25, 2009
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道志連Aug 25, 2009
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牟礼高山連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka-ren みたか連Aug 25, 2009
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牟礼高山連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka-ren みたか連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka-ren みたか連Aug 25, 2009
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She could drum, even with soft-looking arms.Aug 25, 2009
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Inokashira-ren 井之頭連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka-ren みたか連Aug 25, 2009
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Inokashira-ren 井之頭連Aug 25, 2009
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Inokashira-ren 井之頭連Aug 25, 2009
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Rhythm-ren, Mitaka Awa OdoriAug 25, 2009
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Rhythm-ren, Mitaka Awa OdoriAug 25, 2009
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Rhythm-ren りずむ連Aug 25, 2009
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Rhythm-ren gave a great performance too, Mitaka Awa Odori.Aug 25, 2009
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Rhythm-ren りずむ連Aug 25, 2009
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Rhythm-ren りずむ連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Shoko-ren Aug 25, 2009
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Also see my YouTube video here.Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Shoko-ren had a good dance routine.Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Shoko-ren Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Shoko-ren 三鷹商工連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Shoko-ren 三鷹商工連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Shoko-ren Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka City Hall Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka City Hall Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka City Hall (Shiyakusho-ren) みたか市役所連Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka City Hall Aug 25, 2009
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Kokubunji-ren drummers.Aug 25, 2009
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)Aug 25, 2009
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)Aug 25, 2009
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)Aug 25, 2009
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Kokubunji-ren from Kokubunji. 国分寺連(国分寺)Aug 25, 2009
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江戸の阿波 蛍(小金井)Aug 25, 2009
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Hotaru means firefly.Aug 25, 2009
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江戸の阿波 蛍(小金井)Aug 25, 2009
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Hotaru from Koganei.Aug 25, 2009
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Kikusui-ren from Koenji 菊水連(高円寺)Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Silver-ren (senior citizens) 三鷹シルバー連Aug 25, 2009
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Kikusui-ren from Koenji 菊水連(高円寺)Aug 25, 2009
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Kikusui-ren from Koenji 菊水連(高円寺)Aug 25, 2009
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I thought the cobblestones were more scenic, so I went back.Aug 25, 2009
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Further down the road, we see pavement.Aug 25, 2009
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三鷹飛粋連Aug 25, 2009
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三鷹飛粋連Aug 25, 2009
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Two facesAug 25, 2009
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みたか銀座連Aug 25, 2009
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Also see my YouTube video here.Aug 25, 2009
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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.Aug 25, 2009
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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Aug 25, 2009
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Mitaka Ginza-ren, Mitaka Awa Odori, みたか銀座連Aug 25, 2009
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This is the main shopping street with cobblestones on the south side of Mitaka Station. It wasn't so crowded.Aug 25, 2009
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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.Aug 25, 2009
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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.Aug 25, 2009
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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.Aug 25, 2009
 
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