Dazzling Suzume Odori Aoba Festival, Sendai



Rob Dyer The Real Japan

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The 350 year old annual Aoba Festival takes place in the city of Sendai (in Miyagi Prefecture) on the third Saturday and Sunday in May each year. 

Suzume Odori aka 'Sparrow Dance'

The Saturday includes Suzume Odori or 'Sparrow Dance' performances, where dozens of different troupes compete against each other.

Dances include whirling fans (symbolising bird feathers) around to the beat of drums, flutes, and cymbals.

The troupe in this film represent a local nursery school with some of the children also taking part.

If you're in Japan in May this is a festival weekend well worth making a trip for.

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