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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.

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Festival, event

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • Naruto City Awa Odori, the first of dance festival in Tokushima
Photos: Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association

    Naruto City Awa Odori, the first of dance festival in Tokushima Photos: Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association

  • Three days of dance fever in Naruto City
Photos: Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association

    Three days of dance fever in Naruto City Photos: Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association

  • Fast repeating firework (Star Mine) used in the fire show 
Photos: Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association

    Fast repeating firework (Star Mine) used in the fire show Photos: Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association

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Details

Name in Japanese
鳴門市阿波おどり 納涼花火大会
Telephone
088-684-1731 (Naruto City Uzushio Tourist Association)
Dates
Firework Aug 7, Naruto City Awa Odori Aug 9-11
*Please check the details on the website
Directions
Firework, Naruto City Cultural Hall: From JR Naruto Station, walk 16 min.
Special dance area: West side of JR Naruto Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)