Naruto City Awa Odori, Firework
A huge summer event before Awa Odori which is danced all over Tokushima Prefecture. 2-days prior to that, there is the largest firework in the Prefecture.
Awa Odori, Tokushima’s summer tradition internationally known, has a 400-year history. In August every year, the dance is performed all over the prefecture. The first is Naruto City Awa Odori from August 9 through the 11 held mainly at the center of Naruto City.
Two dance areas will be set up on the west side of JR Naruto Station (fee charged), and dances will be held in Omichi-Gintengai arcade and in the parking lot near Naruto Station. The local Ren (groups) and Japan’s largest, Tokushima Awa Odori Ren will perform. You can join Niwaka Ren (Ad hoc group). Not only watchers but also impromptu dancers in the whole city will be in the fever.
The day before Naruto City Awa Odori, the prefecture’s largest firework is held at the Muya Riverbanks. You can watch it anywhere along the River. Many beyond the region come to see the amazing fire show.
The first of the Awa Odori festival held before other parts of Tokushima.
Two dance areas are set up to the west of JR Naruto Station (fee charged), and dances will be held throughout the city.
Besides famous dance groups, anyone can join in the Niwaka Ren and dance.
Before Naruto City Awa Odori, the prefecture’s largest firework is performed.
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- Name in Japanese
- 鳴門市阿波おどり 納涼花火大会
- 088-684-1731 (Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association)
Firework Aug 7, Naruto City Awa Odori Aug 9-11
*Please check the details on the website
Firework, Naruto City Cultural Hall: From JR Naruto Station, walk 16 min.
Special dance area: West side of JR Naruto Station
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- Official Website (Japanese)