Nov 14, 2010 · 12:30 PM
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We have an invitation to join some of our members in learning the Awa Odori. This is apparently a practice for Matsuri in February. Below is the invitation. Sounds like a blast!
We want to dance AWA ODORI (one of the most famous Japanese bon dances from Tokushima ) with YOU!! We will present AWA ODORI in the Matsuri Opening event parade (Sat. & Sun, Feb. 26 & 27, 2011 ) and are teaching the Awa Odori dance November 14th. Please join us for the fun!!
Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Place: Japanese Friendship Garden
1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
The Japanese Friendship garden opens at 12 noon. You can come early and enjoy the sights at the Garden!! If it’s raining go to the Irish Culture Center :
106 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004(behind the garden)
$5 dedication donation per person (Family discounts: $10 for entire family). Funds go to expenses to bring dancers here for workshops and again for Matsuri weekend.
Instructor: Machiko Fujii (currently from Los Angeles AWA ODORI Tokushima ren, Tokushima native)
Tokushima (on Shikoku) is the home of this famous dance.
What is AWA ORDORI?
The Awa Dance Festival 阿波踊り (Awa Odori) is held from August 12th to the 15th as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year. Groups of choreographed dancers and musicians known as ren (連) dance through the streets, typically accompanied by the shamisen lute, taiko drums, shinobue flute and the kane bell. Performers wear traditional Obon dance costumes, and chant and sing as they parade through the streets.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.o... or check it out on Youtube.
Any questions about this project, contact with Ken Koshio :
Next practice is planned on Jan.15 (Sat), 16 (Sun) 2011