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Tsukudajima Bon Dancing

Bon Dancing held early in the summer with comfortable night breeze besides Sumida River
People's traditional culture alive at the foot of tall buildings

Unexpectedly, very few of the old Bon Dancings remain in Tokyo. This is due to strict policy of the Tokugawa Shogunate to maintain public order. Tsukudajima Nembutu Dancing is the only old Bon Dancing that was allowed to hand down orally in the center of Tokyo. Also, as the local people call it "This dance is not only an ordinary Bon Dancing, but it is a Nembutu Dancing", it kept the tradition without making easy changes, and it is a valuable dance leaving old-fashioned and simple taste.
The present location of dancing is in a corner surrounded by tall buildings, but it is a lovely place that we can recall the rows of houses of the old and traditional districts. We hope they conserve and hand down this traditional entertainment with die-hard Edo native spirit because it is wonderful.


History
Oral tradition of origin

Strong relations with Honguanji Religious Order -Ikkou sect; the origin of "Tsukuda", connections with Tsukiji Hongwanji becomes clear in this chapter.

Old Nembutu Dancing that can be seen in the records

Circumstances of Nembutu Dancing in the Edo Era that can be seen in the old essays.

From the transfer of folk songs

We will search the history of the dance through nationwide transfer of folk songs such as the similarity with Shiraishi Dancing in Okayama Prefecture.

Composition
Schedule, Program

It is a Bon Dancing that represents Bon Season in July.

Location of dance
The location of dance will be in the street corner that leaves a mood of traditional district, by the Sumida River.
People, organization
Information/Transportation
Schedule

July 13`15

Time

Evening

Location Tsukuda 1chome

Transportation

Trains

Get off at "Tsukishima" station of Subway Yurakucho Line, and walk for about 10 minutes

Cars

There is no parking lot
* It will be very crowded during the period of the dance. Please reserve the seats in good time.

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Fashion
Music
Atmosphere
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Prologue
Bon A-B-C
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