JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Yamato Awa Odori 大和阿波おどり
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Yamato Awa Odori465 views
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Pre-festival event held in the afternoon, Yamato Awa Odori245 views
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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.224 views
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Yamato Awa Odori223 viewsHeld in late July, Kanagawa Pref.
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Chidori-ren at Yamato Awa Odori209 views
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Their dance moves were outstanding.200 views
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Chidori-ren ちどり連200 views
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Also see the video at YouTube.152 views
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The festival/parade starts before dark.120 views
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Main drag and shopping arcade called Yamato Chuo-dori113 views大和中央通り
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Yamato Station109 views
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Balloons, souvenirs and trinkets sold near the train station.109 views
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Chidori-ren troupe107 viewsちどり連
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Chidori-ren was my favorite of all.107 viewsちどり連
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ちどり連106 views
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Also see the video at YouTube.103 views
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Woman drummer100 views
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A fool's dance.98 views
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Mime act depicting a kite95 views
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Spectators wait for the parade to begin.93 views
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I kept chasing them along the parade route and got these great shots.91 views
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End of the parade route.90 views
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The men in Chidori-ren.89 views
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They are actually members of the Maritime Self-Defense Force based in Atsugi.89 views
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Yamato Awa Odori87 views
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ちどり連87 views
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They were in great physical condition.82 views
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