Events in Japan
August - 8 : Hachi-gatsu
This night event held at the Sumidagawa Riverside in Asakusa where people float paper lanterns to pray for peace.
An Awa-odori dance festival held in Shimokitazawa (called Shimokita for short), a town in the western Tokyo, popular among young Japanese.
An Awa-odori festival held in front of Mitaka Station (South Exit). Mitaka is a town next to Kichijoji, one of the most popular living area in Tokyo.
A large Japanese folk dance festival held in Hamacho-koen Park, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Dancers in Yukata (Kimono like clothes) gather around a Yagura stage and dance together.
Suwa-jinja is a historic shrine drawn in Ukiyoe-wood prints by Utagawa Hiroshige, has friendly been called "Osuwa-sama by local people over hundred years. During the festival, about one hundred of stalls line the streets next to the shrine.
A large Yosakoi-dance competition festival held at Harajuku Omotesando Street, Meiji Shrine, and NHK Keyaki Street in Tokyo. Yosakoi is an advanced-folk dance, originally started in Kochi on Shikoku Island.
Hibiya Park Marunouchi Ondo Bon-odori Dance Festival is a large Japanese folk dance festival. Dancers in Yukata (Kimono like clothes) gather around a Yagura stage and dance together.
A night market held along Hinohara-kaido way in front of JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Station. Handmade lanterns line and shine in the market place, has a calm and friendly atmosphere of the old town in Tokyo.
Began in 1957, Koenji Awa-odori dance festival became a popular event held every summer, where 10,000 dancers join and a million visitors come to see their performance.
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