Yamato Awa Odori

The Yamato Awa Odori dance festival in Kanagawa was held on July 25-26, 2009.

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Several streets in the area were blocked off from traffic.

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Awa Odori’s popularity has spread through Japan and is now a standard feature of summer festivals throughout the country.

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There was also an Awa Odori parade In my previous post about the Kagurazaka Matsuri.

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Approximately 4,000 people participated in this large-scale dance performance along the shopping streets near Yamato Station.

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As usual in most Japanese festivals, men, women and children of all ages participated and wore colorful yukatas and happi coats.

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