Shimokitazawa Awa-Odori dance Festival | Aug. 18-19 2018

An Awa-Odori dance festival held in Shimokitazawa (called Shimokita for short), a town in the western Tokyo, popular among young Japanese.

 

Awa-odori is a unique folk dance originally started in Tokushima Prefecture of Shikoku Island. The feature of Awa-odori festival is that dancers and musicians parade through streets while dancing synchronously in lines. Awa-Odori dance is so popular that the dancing events are held in many cities in Japan.


Shimokitazawa Awa-odori dance Festival
下北沢 阿波踊り

August 18(Sat) - 19(Sun) 2018
Time 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Shimokitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Shimokita Awa-Odori official website http://www.shimokita-awa.com/

YouTube by Shimokita Ichiban https://youtu.be/gpHO4X333RY

About Shimokitazawa by JNTO http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/tokyo/shimokita.html

Getting there
From Shinjuku(Odakyu Railway): Take the Odakyu-sen train 小田急線 (Kyuko Express) then get off at Shimokitazawa station (About 7 min ride)

From Shibuya (Keio Railway): Take Keio Inokashira-sen train 京王井の頭線(Kyuko Express) then get off at Shimokitazawa station (About.4 min ride)