Dance Festival : Tokushima Awa Odori

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Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island in Japan.
This particular city is very famous for one of the popular dance festival in Japan called Awa Odori.




Men and women can take part in this festival. But dances are differentiate in two parts: daytime dances and nighttime dances. Daytime dance they call “Nagashi” and nighttime dance they call “Zomeki”.
This festival is celebrated by almost 1.5 million each year by local people and foreigners as well. They enjoy dance by wearing colorful dresses. They also play Taiko drums and flutes.