NISHIOGI OWARA KAZE NO MAI
Traditional Dance Festival in Nishi-Ogikubo
[updated June 2019]
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 took root as a new summer charm in Nishi-Ogikubo, but has become a fall event from 2019. The event’s main feature is the slow-moving graceful dance that moves through the streets. At the end of the series of dancing, anyone can participate in the dance in a circle.
The Nishiogi Owara Kai is a group that will perform original traditional style music for Nishi-Ogikubo and the Owara Kaze no Mai dance using traditional Japanese instruments.
The 2019 Nishiogi Owara Kaze no Mai is currently planned to be held for the first time in the fall on Sunday, October 20. *Please note this is not 100% confirmed yet (as of June 2019)
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