This is a wonderful village in the mountains of Nara which hands down the sad story of the southern empire.
Men and women having drum sticks with colorful tassels, drums, fans, Kiriko Dourou (Kiriko Lantern) dance splendidly in the Bon Season of August.
Dance conservation parties of “Musashi”,”Obara”,”Nishikawa” work on conservation and succession while making the most of the characteristics of each area.
The most notable thing is the series of dances which is called “Oh Odori”. It is considered that this dance was handed down from the dance that was popular in the beginning of the modern times. The details of the aspects of entertainment differ from one area to another. This is a valuable entertainment as a typical model of Furyu Dancing.
|Schedule||Bon season in August|
|Location||Totsukawa Village, Nara Prefecture, Oo-odori (Big Dance) is held at Nishikawa, Obara, and Musashi|
|Trains/Buses||Take Nara Koutsu Bus from Yagi Station, Kintetsu Railroad (About 2 hours). Otherwise, Nara Koutsu Bus from JR Gojo Station (About 3 hours)|
|Cars||Via Koushiba IC, Nishi-Meihan Jidousha Dou (Nishi-Meihan Motor Road), head south on Kokudou 24 (Route 24) and Kokudou 168 (Route 168) to Totsukawa Village.|
Bon dancing nation wideHome
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