NISHIOGI OWARA KAZE NO MAI
Traditional Dance Festival in Nishi-Ogikubo
Nishiogi Owara Kaze no Mai originated from Owara Kaze no Bon, a famous festival which has been held in Yatsuo-machi, Toyama Prefecture. Now the traditional festival can be seen here in local Tokyo! Nishi-Ogikubo is only a about 15 minutes by train from Shinjuku Station on the Chuo Line.
Nishiogi Owara Kaze no Mai has taken root as a new summer charm in Nishi-Ogikubo featuring graceful dancing. At the end of the series of dancing, anyone can participate in the dance in a circle.
A group, the Nishiogi Owara Kai, will perform original traditional style music for Nishi-Ogikubo and the Owara Kaze no Mai dance using traditional Japanese instruments.
Nishiogi Owara Kaze no Mai is usually held on the last Sunday of July.
[updated April 2018]
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