Introduction of The Festival

Awa Odori Tokushima Pref
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The Awa Odori(dance) is a world famous event with 400 years history. The event is said to have become popular when Hachisuka Iemasa was assigned as the feudal lord of Awa Domain(Tokushima Prefecture) in 1586 and the prefecture accumulated wealth by indigo-dyeing and salt productions promoted by him. Since then, the Awa dance became more gorgeous and developed as a mass entertainment.

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Category
Performing art・Dance
Location(s)
Many places in Tokushima City
Date(s) of Matsuri
August 12-15
Contact
Access
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Conservation Group
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