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Dancing festival: Awaodori🏮

Have you ever been to Japanese festivals?

If you are interested in one of those, why don’t you immerse yourself in the captivating world of Awa Odori in Tokushima, Japan?

It is a vibrant and exhilarating dance festival that embodies the essence of Japanese culture. This centuries-old tradition celebrates life through rhythmic movements, colourful costumes, and infectious energy.

The first line of their dance embodies the ethos of this festival. it goes like this, "踊る阿呆に見る阿呆、同じ阿呆なら踊らにゃ損損" (Odoru ahou ni miru ahou, onaji aho nara odoranya son son) "Both the person dancing is a fool and the person watching is also a fool. If they're both fools, you might as well dance and have fun."

The great thing about this festival is that anyone can join and dance together!

As you immerse yourself in the Awa Odori experience, you're not just a spectator; you're part of the living tapestry of Tokushima's cultural heritage. The memories you make and the rhythms you feel will linger long after the festival ends, reminding you of the magical night when you became part of the Awa Odori story.

Kazuya Suzuki Tomo Japanese Language School


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