Dance in Tokushima

Awa-odori Matsuri

The Awa-odori is the largest bon dance in Japan. Each evening men, women and children take to the streets to dance to the samba-like rhythm of the theme song ‘Awa Yoshikono’, accompanied by the sounds of shamisen (t…
Cultural in Kōchi

Yosakoi Matsuri

Kōchi’s lively Yosakoi Matsuri on 10 and 11 August perfectly complements Tokushima’s Awa-odori Matsuri (12 to 15 August). There’s a night-before event on 9 August and a night-after effort on 12 August, but 10 and 11…