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Traditional Dance and Music: Awaodori

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  • How you would like to have a fun cardio workout to traditional Japanese music? Learn some new dance moves while experiencing  traditional Japanese culture. How about giving Awaodori a try?


    About the next practice day:

    Practice of dance and/or instruments. You can choose both or either. Please wear clothes for exercise.

    About Awaodori:

    “Awaodori” is the most famous traditional dances in Japan. People in Tokushima prefecture have been dancing Awaodori for more than 300 years. Awaodori festival in Tokushima is held during Obon period (from Aug 12 to 15) annually. About 1.5 million people join the festival. This is one of the biggest festivals in Japan.

    If you are interested in Awaodori and Japanese traditional instruments such as Taiko or Shamisen, please join our “North California Awaodori circle”. You can join a big event such as Cherry blossom festival and Japan Expo as a member of the circle.


    ◆Our public performances in 2014:

    - Cherry Blossom Festival (April 20)

    ◆Our public performances in 2013:

    - Cherry blossom festival (San Francisco, April)

    - Nisei week (Los Angeles, August)

    - Japan Expo (Santa Clala, August)

    If you have any and all questions, please feel free to ask me.

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  • Mark W. Gabby I.

    Please contact me if you have any questions about the meetup or you have trouble getting to YamaSho. Thanks!

    I'll also be available to answer questions for new people and help out.

    April 30, 2014

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