NISHIOGI OWARA KAZE NO MAI
Traditional Dance Festival in Nishi-Ogikubo
[updated May 2020]
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. 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 Nishiogi Owara Kaze no Mai is usually held in summer, although it is being planned to shift to a fall event.
*Please note that the event has been cancelled since 2019, and current plans to resume the event are yet to be determined.
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