Addicted to Awa Odori
“The Hot Summer of the Dancing Girls”
The most festive event of the year in Tokushima City is August’s “Awa Odori”. With over 400 years of history, it is a dance event that rivals Rio’s Carnival in Brazil. It is popular with both locals and foreigners because of its motto “If you can wave your hands and move your feet, you can dance the Awa Odori!” - Anyone can join in the fun!But there are also professional dancing troupes that the crowds come to see their amazing technique. Our cameras bring to you the spirit of the Awa Odori, and the hard work of the girls perfecting their dance moves!