Shigeo Nishida, ‘The world of Awa Odori 24’, 2011, Photo Gallery Artisan

“Awa-Odori”, the one of the most famous dance performed in summer throughout Japan, originated in Tokushima prefecture on Shikoku in Japan.

“Awa-Odori” is also well known as the song goes, the dancers are fools, and the watchers are fools. Both are fools alike, so why not dance? A lot of dance groups which is called “Ren” parade around town to the rhythm of drums and sounds of bamboo flutes during the festival.

For four days from August 12 every year, the city is filled with flavor and engrossed in their own dancing.

Print by Epson UltraChrome K3 ink.
Light resistance:60 years, Ozone resistance:60, With album:200 years.

Series: The world of Awa Odori(Awa Dance Festival)

Image rights: Shigeo Nishida

Kyoto Museum of Photography

About Shigeo Nishida

Japanese, b. 1950, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, based in Tokushima, Préfecture de Tokushima, Japan