Sep 5, 2011

Tokyo Otsuka Awaodori , Summer Dance Festival


The audiences and dancers more than 20000 joined in the hot sun and enjoyed.


They waited for starting. But it was 35'c ( 95 'f ).


The boys were very tired after dancing.


Foreigners came to see this festival.


They played Shamisen (a shamisen is a three-stringed instrument similar to a banjo), Fue (a whistle) , Taiko (a stick drum ).


Men waited for their turn.


The ladies danced in a specially-designed Yukata (a summer Kimono) by them.















There were about 40 street stalls.
They sold Takoyaki ( octopus dumpling ), Yakisoba ( pan-fried noodles ), Cold drinks, Beer and etc,.















The Toden Arakawa Line's streetcar consists of only one car near this place.