Do you want to experience Japanese culture deeply beyond the language? Let’s try Awaodori, one of the most famous Japanese traditional dances!
About the next practice day:
We'll be practicing dancing and instrument playing. You can choose both or either. Don't worry, even beginners can play instruments. Please wear clothes appropriate for exercise.
“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:
- Japan Expo (San Mateo, August 24th)
- J-Pop Festival (San Francisco, July 19th)
- Cherry Blossom Festival (April 20th)
◆Our public performances in 2013：
- Cherry blossom festival (San Francisco, April)
- Nisei week (Los Angeles, August)
- Japan Expo (Santa Clara, August)
If you have any and all questions, please feel free to ask me.