Jeffrey Bergier

Jeffrey Bergier

阿波踊り (Awa Odori)

Another summer festival I went to. This one also takes many forms because each place has their own. 高円寺 (Kōenji), a few stations from my house. Koenji is known for their Awa Odori and it definitely did not disappoint. There is a very complicated route throughout the city; sometimes on tiny streets and sometimes on large streets. Then there are many groups that go through each with their own outfits, instruments, music, and dances. They go all day through the route. Its incredibly cool!