Amigasa

An amigasa is a straw hat shaped like a folded circular disc or a half-moon, worn so that the crease runs from front to back, dipping forward to partially cover the dancer’s face.

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It is typically worn, along with a yukata and geta wooden clogs, for onna odori, which is the female dancing style of Awa Odori dance.

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It is also sometimes worn by Yosakoi female dance members.

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The pictures below were taken during various Awa Odori festivals …

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… and Yosakoi events around Tokyo during the past 2.5 years while we were living in Tokyo.

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4 thoughts on “Amigasa

  1. I love your entry.
    I know that dancing Awa Odori requires lots of disciplines and skills. I am told by somebody in Shikoku that the dancer’s goal is to look like “idiot”. They look so well arrayed and synchronized!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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