After a way too long 14-year hiatus, the much-anticipated Asakusa Awa Odori is set to return on July 1, 2023.  The Asakusa area, renowned for its vibrant festivals and cultural gatherings, is the perfect location to host this fascinating event.

Performers and Groups

Asakusa Awa Odori Photo Credit Asakusa Rokku Broadway Management Group
Asakusa Awa Odori Photo Credit Asakusa Rokku Broadway Management Group

The stage will be graced by top performers from the Tokyo area, including the local group Asakusa Rairen. In the spirit of the event, attendees are encouraged to live up to the ideals of the sone that is chanted:

Dance like a fool, and watch like a fool – because if we’re all fools, we might as well dance.

So, get ready for the rhythm and energy of the dance as Asakusa Awa Odori roars back to life.

Key Details of the Event

Asakusa Awa Odori Photo Credit Asakusa Rokku Broadway Management Group
Asakusa Awa Odori Photo Credit Asakusa Rokku Broadway Management Group

Here are the specifics of the festival:

  • Event Name: 2nd Asakusa Awa Odori
  • Date & Time: July 1, 2023 (Saturday), 16:00 – 18:30
  • Location: Asakusa Rokku Broadway & Asakusa Yokomachi
  • Participating Groups: 10 groups, including Asakusa Rairen, Awa Dance – San Cha Ren, Inase Ren, Hana Jun Ren, Koganei Sakura Ren, Shin Suiren, Tensui Ren Kanto Branch, Ten Seiren, Ha No Ren, and Horikiri Ayame Ren (in order of the Japanese syllabary)

The Sum Up

Asakusa Awa Odori Photo Credit Asakusa Rokku Broadway Management Group
Asakusa Awa Odori Photo Credit Asakusa Rokku Broadway Management Group

The Sum Up

Asakusa, with its rich cultural heritage and soulful traditions, invites you to immerse yourself in the jubilant sounds and vigorous dances of the Asakusa Awa Odori. This festival is high up on our list of the best things to do in tokyo in July and will be a remarkable cultural spectacle.

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