Last Sunday (26th) Koenji, Tokyo held its 51st Awa Odori Festival as part of the Bon Odori. Awa Odori is also known as line dance since the groups called Ren (連) dance in a tight formation. They are also called “The Fools Dance” because of the steps in dance which looks like some drunken fool dancing around.
Not much photos this time around as it was fast approaching night my slow lens doesn’t help much in this low light condition with the subject moving so much. I did managed to capture video on some of the groups performing the dance.
So read on to see the video and some of the photos that I managed to capture from there.
Enjoy the video, they must have really practiced a lot to pull this off.
Here are some of the photos I took from there.
I’ve reach Koenji Station an hour earlier and the crowds are already there. You really cannot beat Japan crowds, I gave up.
So, it was really a tiring night especially when yesterday (Saturday 25th) I went to the Asakusa Samba Carnival. This mark the end for the August event, and here comes the gaming month September.
With Lair and Heavenly Sword PlayStation 3 release in the middle of September and Tokyo Game Show 2007 at the end of the month I expect to be really busy next month.