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Ooedo Niiza Festival | NIIZA
July 21 @ 11:00 - 19:30
Although still a very “young” festival in only its fourth year, the Oedo Niiza (or Ooedo Niiza) Festival already attracts 100,000 participants. It is a dance festival with both traditional and modern dance.
The festival is part of the “Beyond 2020” program.
The “beyond2020” program is to give logo marks to cultural programs that contribute to the creation of legacy that is proud of the next generation, making full use of the regional rich and diverse cultures.
In certifying the program, it is necessary to include a project or activity including one of the following.
- ・Efforts to eliminate barriers of people with disabilities
- ・Efforts to eliminate language barriers of foreigners
The “beyond2020” program targets are projects or activities conducted by a wide range of people, including public institutions, private enterprises, and other voluntary organizations. Regardless of commercial activities, nonprofit activities, we certify a wide range of activities related to culture. Source: Beyond 2020
Ironically, even though the festival is part of the program, they do not yet have a foreign language page for the event. The Japanese language official site is linked in the grey details box at the bottom of the page.
Schedule of the Oedo Niiza Festival
The festival performances start from 11 am on the main stage. The highlight of the festival is the Awa Odori traditional Japanese folk dance which is performed from 3.30 pm. After this event there are a number of modern and traditional dances performed in five key locations.
Oedo Niiza Festival Access
Minutes walk from Niiza station which is on the Musashino Line. Map is in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.
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