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Awa odori dancers, Japan
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Put together a cultural dance day event for World Thinking Day or just to celebrate diversity. Contact local cultural groups to ask for volunteers to come and showcase dance to the scouts. Ideas: irish step dancers, belly dancing, tahitian/hawaiian, asian/japanese, mexican, native american, etc..
Awa Odori Festival Dance
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Minamikoshigaya Awaodori festival
"The DAIMONGI GOZAN OKURIBI festival Okuribi is a fire lit to send the souls of deceased ancestors on their way after they have returned to this world for the bon festival. In the Daimonji Okuribi festival, 5 mountains (gozan) are used as the stage for an okuribi of huge proportions. The festival starts at August 16 8:00 p.m., when fires are lit on Mt. Nyoigatake to form the Chinese character dai, meaning "large". After this, more fires are lit separately on each mountain..." Kyoto, Japan
Fire Festival, Chinese Character
Daimonji (大文字) Fire Festival
The DAIMONGI GOZAN OKURIBI festival Okuribi is a fire lit to send the souls of deceased ancestors on their way after they have returned to this world for the bon festival. In the Daimonji Okuribi festival, 5 mountains (gozan) are used as the stage for an okuribi of huge proportions. The festival starts at August 16 8:00 p.m., when fires are lit on Mt. Nyoigatake to form the Chinese character dai, meaning
I'll make it there one day... Sapporo Snow Festival The annual Sapporo Snow festival also called the Sapporo Yuki Matsuri is held each winter in early February. It is Hokkaido`s major event and draws thousands of visitors each year to witness the dozens of large and amazingly elaborate ice and snow sculptures.
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The Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan's largest winter events, attracts a growing number of visitors from Japan and abroad every year. Every winter, about two million people come to Sapporo to see a large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures lining Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and along the main street in Susukino. For seven days in February, Sapporo is turned into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow. (http://www.snowfes.com/english/)
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February 8th - Sapporo Snow Festival, Sapporo, Japan * Elaborate snow sculptures, some as high as 130 feet, flaunt their ephemeral glory at the Sapporo Snow Festival every February. Teams from around the world arrives weeks in advance to begin work on their entries in the sculpting competition.
Toka Ebisu is a celebration which is intended to bring prosperity to those engaged in business and is sort of associated with Osaka since that is the chief merchant city. Like so many other customs in Japan, "luck" is the dominant theme and Toka Ebisu is supposed to bring "luck" for entrepreneurs. In addition to praying at the shrine, you purchase the branches of a tree like those shown in the picture and bring it to your home. You keep it for one year and then return it the following year.
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長刀鉾/Naginata Hoko The other floats for the Gion Matsuri are also listed in this guide by Kyoto Shimbun (Kyoto Newspaper); translated by Galileo, Inc.