Bon Odori dance festivals were held here and there in Tokyo in this summer. Many festivals have been canceled for two years due to the COVID19, and the first time in three years.
I visited Nakano bon-odori festival, one of the biggest festivals in Tokyo. Before arriving the place, I was thinking just to watch the festival, but the rhythm of the dance song naturally moves the body. It’s nice to be able to easily remember dances with simple pattern, such as Tokyo Ondo and Tanko Bushi, and feel free to participate.
However, I couldn’t dance Kawachi Ondo as well as I thought to, which I danced to in my hometown many times when I was a kid. I wonder it was such a complicated dance?