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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer453 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer350 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori dancer315 views
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The festival usually features a celebrity or two. This is actress Fujita Tomoko at the Tokushima Awa Odori.307 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. 229 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 Odori198 views
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Tokushima Awa Odori is also called the "Fool's Dance"185 views
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This was in front of a dept. store near Tokushima Station.175 views
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Free Awa odori lessons.143 views
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Pre-festival warm-up performance.142 views
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They performed in the afternoon.141 views
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View of Tokushima city from Bizan130 views眉山
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Bizan Ropeway 眉山ロープウェイ127 views
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In front of Tokushima Station122 views
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In front of my hotel after the festival ended.121 viewsThis group continued dancing late into the night.
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Crowds already line Tokushima's main street soon to be closed to traffic.118 views
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Really hard taking pictures with a small compact camera with no telephoto zoom.118 views
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View of Tokushima city from Bizan118 views眉山
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These photos were taken in Aug. 1999.117 views
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Tokushima Castle museum 徳島城博物館116 views徳島城博物館
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Finally found a seat closer to the road.113 views
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Hi Philbert! Welcome aboard!112 views
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Bizan Ropeway112 views眉山ロープウェイ
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Actress Fujita Tomoko heads one dance troupe.111 views
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Shinmachi-bashi road in front of Tokushima Station 新町橋通り109 viewsIt was Awa Odori time.
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Tokushima Station108 views
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Rear view of a dancer104 views
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The Awa Odori begins before dark.104 views
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End of the course104 views
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Lining up for the non-reserved spectator seats.102 views
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Spectator seats. Admission is 1,000 to 2,000 yen.101 views
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All spectator seats were taken.101 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.100 views
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Haneda to Tokushima100 views
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My compact camera lens had a flare/halation problem.95 views
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Flute player95 views
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Awa Odori Kaikan museum94 viewsAwa Odori publicity posters.
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancer91 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancers89 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancers on mailbox89 views
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Sculpture of Awa Odori dancer85 views
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Tokushima Airport82 views
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Awa Odori Kaikan museum82 viewsHappi coats worn by Awa Odori dance troupes.
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Condensed mirror of Awa Odori dancer76 viewsAibahama Park in the distance.
   
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