September 3, 2006

Nagoya Odori, 名古屋おどり

Being a foreigh student in Japan does has its privillege. Often, we are given the opportunity to experience and learn the culture of Japan in depth. This time, we are given free ticket to go and view Nagoya Odori performance. Eventhough, it's hard to understand the meaning behind each dance, but it was a great experience.





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The annual Nagoya Odori performance this year and it was highly admired by critics.

Nagoya odori is the long-running Japanese traditional Buyo dance performance since 1945, and its history goes back even to Edo period. Original Nishikawa style Kabuki choreographer starts it and continues to current master, Ukon Nishikawa for about 300 years now.

A customary dance performance disappears one after another, Nagoya odori continues more than half a century, and it becomes the 59th times in current year.


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