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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer497 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer382 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer346 views
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The festival usually features a celebrity or two. This is actress Fujita Tomoko at the Tokushima Awa Odori.338 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. 248 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 Odori228 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori is also called the "Fool's Dance"217 views
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This was in front of a dept. store near Tokushima Station.193 views
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Pre-festival warm-up performance.160 views
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Free Awa odori lessons.160 views
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They performed in the afternoon.159 views
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View of Tokushima city from Bizan141 views眉山
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Bizan Ropeway 眉山ロープウェイ139 views
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These photos were taken in Aug. 1999.138 views
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In front of my hotel after the festival ended.138 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.136 views
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Crowds already line Tokushima's main street soon to be closed to traffic.135 views
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In front of Tokushima Station134 views
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Finally found a seat closer to the road.130 views
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View of Tokushima city from Bizan129 views眉山
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Actress Fujita Tomoko heads one dance troupe.128 views
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Tokushima Castle museum 徳島城博物館127 views徳島城博物館
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Hi Philbert! Welcome aboard!123 views
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Bizan Ropeway123 views眉山ロープウェイ
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Rear view of a dancer122 views
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The Awa Odori begins before dark.121 views
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End of the course121 views
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Shinmachi-bashi road in front of Tokushima Station 新町橋通り121 viewsIt was Awa Odori time.
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Tokushima Station120 views
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Spectator seats. Admission is 1,000 to 2,000 yen.119 views
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Lining up for the non-reserved spectator seats.119 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.118 views
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All spectator seats were taken.118 views
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My compact camera lens had a flare/halation problem.112 views
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Flute player112 views
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Haneda to Tokushima111 views
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Awa Odori Kaikan museum106 viewsAwa Odori publicity posters.
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancer103 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancers101 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancers on mailbox101 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancer97 views
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Tokushima Airport95 views
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Awa Odori Kaikan museum94 viewsHappi coats worn by Awa Odori dance troupes.
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Condensed mirror of Awa Odori dancer88 viewsAibahama Park in the distance.
   
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