25 Jul '16, 12am

[Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri Festival]Jul 30 Shinjuku-ku Around Shinju...

[Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri Festival]Jul 30 Shinjuku-ku Around Shinju...

The Eisa Matsuri Festival originates in Okinawa as a ritual of kyu bon (old bon), to honor the spirits of ancestors and pray for the well-being of families and the prosperity of businesses. Teodori hand dancers, sanshin three-stringed instrument players, jutei singers, clown-like characters... Various men and women performers form a procession and dance through town to the beat of taiko drums large and small. This nationally renowned traditional event from Okinawa has made its way to Tokyo and become a symbol of summer in Shinjuku. The sound of the barrel drums and the sight of the dynamic dance are certain to touch the heart and kindle a flame of excitement. Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri, held in the heart of Tokyo, is festival whose energy rubs off on the spectators.

Full article: http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/shinjuku/event/shinjyukue...

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