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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer511 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer392 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer354 views
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The festival usually features a celebrity or two. This is actress Fujita Tomoko at the Tokushima Awa Odori.349 views
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One of Japan's grandest festivals, the Tokushima Awa Odori is a summer dance performed in central Tokushima city. Numerous dance troupes called "ren" appear in a long parade along the city's main streets for four evenings in mid-Aug. 252 viewsAbout 2 million people see it during the four days it is held. It is like a bon dance to greet the souls of the deceased returning to visit. There are other Awa Odori festivals in Japan, but the one in Tokushima is the original and largest one. "Awa" is the former feudal name of Tokushima. Photo: Entrance to one of the spectator areas called "embujo" (admission charged). 藍場浜演舞場
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Tokushima Awa Odori238 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori is also called the "Fool's Dance"227 views
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This was in front of a dept. store near Tokushima Station.198 views
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Pre-festival warm-up performance.165 views
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They performed in the afternoon.164 views
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Free Awa odori lessons.164 views
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View of Tokushima city from Bizan144 views眉山
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These photos were taken in Aug. 1999.143 views
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In front of my hotel after the festival ended.143 viewsThis group continued dancing late into the night.
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Really hard taking pictures with a small compact camera with no telephoto zoom.141 views
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Bizan Ropeway 眉山ロープウェイ141 views
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Crowds already line Tokushima's main street soon to be closed to traffic.140 views
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In front of Tokushima Station135 views
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Finally found a seat closer to the road.134 views
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Actress Fujita Tomoko heads one dance troupe.133 views
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View of Tokushima city from Bizan131 views眉山
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Tokushima Castle museum 徳島城博物館128 views徳島城博物館
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Rear view of a dancer126 views
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Bizan Ropeway126 views眉山ロープウェイ
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The Awa Odori begins before dark.125 views
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End of the course125 views
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Spectator seats. Admission is 1,000 to 2,000 yen.124 views
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All spectator seats were taken.124 views
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Lining up for the non-reserved spectator seats.124 views
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Hi Philbert! Welcome aboard!124 views
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Tokushima's Awa Odori originated in 1587 to mark the completion of Izan Castle in Tokushima (formerly called Awa Province). The castle lord allowed the people to celebrate and they danced the night away.123 views
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Shinmachi-bashi road in front of Tokushima Station 新町橋通り122 viewsIt was Awa Odori time.
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Tokushima Station121 views
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My compact camera lens had a flare/halation problem.116 views
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Flute player116 views
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Haneda to Tokushima112 views
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Awa Odori Kaikan museum107 viewsAwa Odori publicity posters.
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancer105 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancers102 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancers on mailbox102 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancer99 views
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Tokushima Airport96 views
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Awa Odori Kaikan museum95 viewsHappi coats worn by Awa Odori dance troupes.
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Condensed mirror of Awa Odori dancer89 viewsAibahama Park in the distance.
   
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