Yamato Awa Odori
The Yamato Awa Odori dance festival in Kanagawa was held on July 25-26, 2009.
Several streets in the area were blocked off from traffic.
Awa Odori’s popularity has spread through Japan and is now a standard feature of summer festivals throughout the country.
There was also an Awa Odori parade In my previous post about the Kagurazaka Matsuri.
Approximately 4,000 people participated in this large-scale dance performance along the shopping streets near Yamato Station.
As usual in most Japanese festivals, men, women and children of all ages participated and wore colorful yukatas and happi coats.