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Awa-Odori Dancers from Japan Monday, April 29th

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Sixteen Awa Odori dancers from Japan will perform their traditional dance, 5-6pm on Monday, April 29th in Kate Buchanan Room. These dancers are coming with the help of Japan Consulate in San Francisco, and the performance is free. They will be performing at Shasta College on 4/25 (Thu), and at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Redding on 4/27 (Sat). These dancers will be making a special trip to HSU to share their energetic and fun dance with the help of local Japanese community. The Awa Odori (dance) Festival is held usually from August 12 -15 as part of the Obon Festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan and attracts over million tourists each year. Performers wear traditional obon dance costumes and chant and sing as they dance. This is a once in the lifetime opportunity to witness this dance outside Japan, and here on the northcoast.

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