Large-Scale Cultural Performances

Witness the massive Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori Dance, an annual festivity in Japan where traditional dancers take over the street and garner over 1 million spectators, as well as an impressive display of “pole lanterns” in the Akita Kanto Performance, commemorating the Tanabata or “star” festivals. 
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Akita Kanto Performance

Organised as part of one of the Tohoku Region’s great festivals, dancers display their impressive ‘kanto’ skills as they balance long bamboo poles with paper lanterns attached to the end, lit by real candles. Performers dance to the sound of drums, flutes and onlookers chanting and cheer in excitement. 

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Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori Dance

Considered one of Tokyo’s most major summer events, the Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori Dance sees 10,000 dancers take to the streets in an elaborate, colourful procession of movements, one of the biggest mass dances around the world.


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Day / Date Time Performance
Thu, 6 Jun
5.00PM - 5.20PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
5.45PM - 6.00PM Akita Kanto (6.00PM Photo Taking)
6.30PM - 7.00PM Culinary Demo by Chef Hal Yamashita
7.30PM - 7.50PM
Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
 8.15PM - 8.30PM Akita Kanto (8.30PM Photo Taking)
 9.00PM - 9.20PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
 9.45PM - 10.00PM Akita Kanto (10.00PM Photo Taking)
 10.30PM - 10.50PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori

 


Day / Date Time Performance

Fri, 7 Jun

&

Sat, 8 Jun

5.00PM - 5.20PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
6.00PM - 6.15PM Akita Kanto (6.15PM Photo Taking)
 7.00PM - 7.20PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
 7.45PM - 8.00PM Akita Kanto (8.00PM Photo Taking)
8.30PM - 8.50PM  Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
9.15PM - 9.30PM  Akita Kanto (9.30PM Photo Taking)
10.00PM - 10.20PM  Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori

 


Day / Date Time Performance
Sun, 9 Jun 5.00PM - 5.20PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
5.45PM - 6.00PM Akita Kanto (6PM Photo Taking)
6.30PM - 6.50PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
7.15PM - 7.30PM Akita Kanto (7.30PM Photo Taking)
8.00PM - 8.30PM Donburi Championship Winner Announcement
8.30PM - 8.50PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori
9.30PM - 9.45PM Akita Kanto (9.45PM Photo Taking)
10.15PM - 10.35PM Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori

 

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