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2009年8月17日 (月)

第37回 阿波踊りヨットレース2009 レポートその4- Awa Dance Festival 2009

--- Let me dedicate this article to Mr. Crispin Moorey, my old sailing friend, whom I met at Tokushima Awa Odori Yacht Race after an interval of three years. ---

The Awa Dance Festival (阿波踊り, Awa Odori*) is held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year.
Groups of choreographed dancers and musicians known as ren (連) dance through the streets, typically accompanied by the shamisen lute, taiko drums, shinobue flute and the kane bell. Performers wear traditional obon dance costumes, and chant and sing as they parade through the streets.

* Awa is the old feudal administration name for Tokushima and odori means dance.

From WikipediA, the free encyclopedia TBC on;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awa_Dance_Festival 

WOMEN'S DANCE

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MEN'S DANCE

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (from left): Shamisen (three-stringed Japanese Banjo), Taiko (Drum), Shinobue (Flute), Kodaiko (Small Drum), Tsuzumi (Japanese Hand Drum), Kane (Gong)

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Chochin (Paper Lanturn)
* Tako Odori (Kite Dance)
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typhoonYou can see the basic movements of a dance and listen to the music on the LIVE websites;

(in the theater)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oswOBa7S9h0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck0Ps4o_56M&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy8TigYldic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27EFi7QcX7s&NR=1
(on the streets)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F28HqEsFTXk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBgO98GqJa4&NR=1

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