Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Azabujuban matsuri

Pretty interesting matsuri (summer festival) in Azabu juban and Roppongi area of Tokyo. People in video dance Japanese traditional dance - bon dance. It was raining almost all day, but this place was under roof.

Video: outdoor stores selling food and bon dancing near Roppongi Hills

The cloth dancers are wearing is not kimono. It is called yukata and direct translation from Japanese means bathing cloth. Yukata is also weared after taking bath or hot spring (onsen), but these yukata, dancers wear, are more colorful and used for going out.

Image: Bon dancers dance around stage

Image: all generations enjoy matsuri

Here I wrote more about Roppongi Hills.

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