Fukuro Festival

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The Fukuro Festival began in 1968 as a promotional event for four local shopping districts on the west side of Ikebukuro Station. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest events in the area, with the festival taking in the entire neighbourhood of Ikebukuro in a festive atmosphere.

The festival includes an opening ceremony as well as mikoshi (portable shoulder-borne shrines) parades, taiko drum shows, lion dances, hayashi festival music, yosakoi dancing and an Okinawan Eisa Dance show.

Although there is more than two weeks between the start and end dates, the festival is actually split into two parts – the first on the 24th and 25th of September and the second on the 8th and 9th of October.

Dates:
Web: http://www.yosakoitokyo.gr... (Link in Japanese)
Entry: Free
Closest station(s): Ikebukuro
Area:
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One Response to “Fukuro Festival”

  1. kayum khan

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    The artists performing for this group are traditionally trained in their own communities and have travelled all over the world as representatives of traditional Rajasthani Folk Arts. We perform traditional folk dance and organize Rajasthani folk music and dance shows like Kalbeliya dance, Chari Nritya(dance),Bhawai Nritya (dance), Agni Nritya(dance), Peacock dance, Puppet Show, Welcome dance etc.

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    2. 16th International Bagpipe Festival at Strakonice, Czech Republic
    3. 33rd Festival “Les Cultures Du Monde” Gannat, France
    4. 53rd Festival Folk Fair International – Agrigento, Italy
    5. 53rd/62nd/63rd Indian Independence Day at Delhi
    6. Anniversary of Baxter Theatre Centre – Cape Town, South Africa
    7. 45th Raising Day Royal Bhutan Festival in Bhutan.
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