Dance Like Fools

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Awaodori

Awaodori is a move that is acted in summer celebrations all through Japan, however beginning in Tokushima Prefecture in the southwestern island of Shikoku. Shikoku is one of the four primary islands of Japan, yet the one that is frequently overlooked, on the grounds that it doesn’t have a significant city like Fukuoka or Nagasaki in Kyushu, or Sapporo in Hokkaido. The greatest city in Shikoku is in Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu, the 41st most crowded city in Japan. Tokushima City is the third of 3 urban communities in Shikoku in the rundown of the main 100 and at 86 isn’t high on that rundown.

However, in spite of its absence of populace, Tokushima is the wellspring of one of Japan’s significant celebration conventions. Truth be told, the name Awaodori itself depends on the medieval period name for Tokushima, Awa. Odori, which means move, finishes the name, which is the thing that the move is called all through Japan.

The Awaodori, however the artist’s wear outfits that are much the same as those well used all through Japan’s numerous celebrations and is moved to music played on basic shamisen lutes, taiko drums, shinobue woodwinds, and kane ringers, is amazingly particular. The move itself, yet the unmistakable melodies (drones, truly) are tempting, enchanting, and fun. What the artists are reciting (there are some minor varieties), nonetheless, is very brilliant:

Odoru ahou ni The artists are fools

Miru ahou The watchers are fools

Onaji ahou nara Both are tricks so

Odorana child, child Just move (or pass up a major opportunity)

Koenji Awaodori

The Koenji Awaodori is one of a few that are held in Tokyo and one of many held all through Japan. It has been commended now for a long time, so the Koenji Awaodori has a custom that makes it a colossal occasion in its own right. Truth be told, with around 1.2 million revelers getting a charge out of the festival every year, it matches a portion of Tokyo’s greatest yearly occasions. The groups, generally, stay uninvolved. Be that as it may, as the move troupes walk through the numerous town squares, a considerable lot of the watchers notice the calls of the artists and participate in the dream, turning out to be tricks together.

Koenji is in the Tokyo Ward of Suginami. With a populace of the greater part a million people, it is one of Tokyo’s generally crowded. In any case, it is improbable that the Koenji region itself has more than, state, one-tenth of Suginami’s absolute populace. However, with in excess of 500,000 individuals visiting during every day of the Awaodori, unfortunately there is any room whatsoever to watch the move. Nonetheless, it is much all the more stunning that Tokushima’s own occasion pulls in around 1.3 million travelers every year, permitting it to remain the most seasoned and biggest. For a city with under 300,000 occupants, this is no little accomplishment.

The people who act in awaodori make a progression of comparative advances, attracting triangles the air with their hands, however with various stances. The ladies will in general be progressively upstanding, while the men squat low to the ground and spin more. A portion of the men move in wild gyrations, helping me to remember spinning dervishes of Persian starting points.

Magnificence and Power

The things that make the Awaodori the most appealing are its excellence and force. The excellence is very self-evident. The outfits, the rich move, and the young ladies are exquisite.

The force in the music, the rhythms, spinning hands, and consistent gyrations in the late spring heat make the temperature rise. Extraordinary nourishment and fine beverage make the night magnificent. I generally trust that it could never end.

Extraordinary compared to other move troupes I saw for the current year was Bikkuri-ren. Bikkuri, which means shock, was an immense amazement. Their athletic moves in a state of harmony, were a delight to watch. Every one of the gatherings of artists inside the troupe – the children, young ladies, youngsters, furious and comedic artists, and the performers and drummers – thus, made the groups pant