Saijo Iwaoka DanjiriDance/Performance
Among Saijo City’s 140 danjiri, mikoshi and taikodai, Iwaoka Danjiri has a long history and is particularly popular among its citizens. After a 10-year span during which it was hidden from view, the danjiri makes an appearance in the Honolulu Festival. Men who know what Saijo Matsuri and Danjiri are all about move like wild animals and carry the Danjiri rhythmically. The sight will definitely fascinate festivalgoers.
We dance Yosakoi in hope of a wonderful world, “Yoi yo sa koi.” The dance is also transmitted throughout the world as “Izanai.” This dance fascinates many people. This year we also get the chance to have cultural exchange with the people of Hawaii. Our dance of love transcends all borders and generations.
We will perform the renowned Awaodori dance, the pride and joy of our homeland, Tokushima Prefecture in the Shikoku region.Tonosama Ren is outstandingly skillful and popular among the many celebrated dance groups. The male dance is dynamic and aggressive, whereas the female dance is elegant and flawless. We do our best to dance wholeheartedly to preserve the Awaodori tradition for the next generation. This effort is shown not only for our homeland Tokushima but also for worldwide peace. Please enjoy Awaodori to your heart’s content. Watch as music and dance become one.