OSAKA — Tokushima city is famous for its 400-year-old dance festival Awa Odori. Held for four days from August 12 to 15 every year in Tokushima City, the event attracts as many as 1.3 million visitors. Now the city want to spread the dance throughout the region, so be on the lookout for dance groups in a city near you this month.
On August 25, Awa dancers will be parading through Osaka’s Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street, known as Japan’s longest shopping street with a total length of 2.6 km.
A dance was already held back in May in Kobe, but there’s more to come as Nagata-ku, and Higashinari-ku in Osaka City are planning to hold events too.