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Suiren ~Awa-Dance in Koenji~

Japanese Traditional Dance, music and dancers

Awa-Dance in Koenji "Sui-ren" official website
29 Dec

WHAT IS AWA-ODORI?

WHAT IS AWA-ODORI?
Awa-Odori is one of the famous Japanese dances. It originally started from Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku Island in Japan.Tokushima was called “Awa”, so the dance seems to be named after it.
Nowadays, the Awa Dance festival is not only held in Tokushima but in many other cities as well.


THE ORIGIN OF AWA-ODORI
The origin of Awa-Odori is not sure. There are several possible origins of it. One of them is rooted in Bon-dance. Bon is a holiday that we celebrate the return of our ancestors, like Halloween. We perform Bon-dance during the holiday. Awa-dance might originate from it. The other origin is from the celebration dance for a new Tokushima-castle. The castle was built in 1587, people in the city danced to celebrate it. The last origin came from the same source as Nho. Nho is a traditional Japanese musical that started from 14th century. This dance performed for more than 400 years.

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Photo by Tokushima City Tourism Section
28 Dec

KOENJI AWA-DANCE FESTIVAL

KOENJI AWA-DANCE FESTIVAL
The biggest Awa-dance festival in Tokyo is Koenji-Awa-dance festival. Koenji is in Suginami Ward, Tokyo. It's started in 1957. The number of people who join the festival is getting bigger and bigger. More than 10,000 dancers perform and about 900,000 people visit recently.

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Name : Sui-ren
Since : 1996
Number of members : 40
Representative : Shinichi Komagata
Founder : Takahiro Kasuya
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For bookings of cast requests and tours, please contact me.


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3/25
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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3/28
7:00pm to 10:00pm
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4/1
4:00pm to 7:00pm
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5/5
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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5/14
7:00pm to 10:00pm
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5/28
7:00pm to 10:00pm
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In addition, the entire group is divided into there major clusters, the men's group, the women's group, and the musical band, in which each practices separately at their most convenient time.

If you wish to see us practice, and have a glimpse on how we prepare the dance, you can contact us.
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Or better yet, you can join and be part of our dynamic and fun group. You are very much welcome to join, so don't hesitate!

For bookings of cast requests and tours, please contact me.
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