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6 Issues To Do in Tokyo This Week: August 22-28

The month of August is slowly however certainly flying previous our eyes. However fret not, the summer time spirit just isn’t going away anytime quickly. Benefit from the season as if it is your final with these cool summer time festivals, reside performances and extra.

Harajuku Omotesando Yosakoi

1. Harajuku Omotesando Tremendous Yosakoi

The pageant will characteristic a crew efficiency dance contest consisting of 6,000 performers from round Japan competing for first place. There might be a parade alongside the avenue inside Yoyogi Park that hyperlinks the park to Shibuya from 10am to 6pm on each days and a parade down Omotesando Dori on Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Near one million guests are anticipated to attend.

The occasion will finish at 8pm on Saturday and 5:30pm on Sunday.

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2. Koenji Awa Odori Competition

As some of the widespread Bon Odori occasions, the Koenji Awa Odori will happen round Koenji Station in late August. The pageant started in 1957 to revitalize native retailers, however has grown to incorporate over 10,000 dancers and one million spectators. Dancers positioned in eight areas will begin performing on the similar time together with varied devices such because the flute, shamisen, chime and taiko drums. They may transfer by means of city within the form of the quantity eight, an auspicious quantity in Japanese tradition.

when: Aug 27-28 | Extra Data

Koenji Awa Odori Stage Performance3. Koenji Awa Odori Stage Efficiency

The Koenji Awa Odori Stage Efficiency will happen over the course of two days this 12 months. Clients should buy tickets to observe varied Awa dance performances on the Za Koenji Theatre, happening on two completely different levels and every efficiency is cut up into three components. The performances will characteristic dancers in colourful costumes drumming, enjoying the flute, chanting and singing.

when: Aug 27-28 | Extra Data

Azabu Juban Festival
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4. Azabu Juban Competition

Foodies will get pleasure from this pageant. Guests can attempt native delicacies from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Some stalls may even promote worldwide meals comparable to roasted rooster from France, pad thai from Thailand and fried noodles from China. They’ll additionally get pleasure from dancing, performances and reside music.

when: Aug 27 | Extra Data

MTM Presents: Art + Gallery
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5. MTM Presents: Artwork + Music

Extra Than Music might be placing on an artwork and music occasion with music by Robert Taira Wilson and Kenzo White, alongside visible artwork by Masayoshi Ninomiya. Viewers members will benefit from the melodies and emotional undertones of Wilson’s work and the dreamy, radio-ready songs by White in his final present earlier than the gifted vocalist returns to Germany. Company can have a look at Masayoshi’s fantasy and comedian ebook artworks as they hearken to the music.

when: Aug 27 | Extra Data

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