Watch a parade of more than 1000 people colourfully clad in traditional clothing shout “wasso” as they march through the streets of Hoenzaka in Osaka! The term Wasso means “I came” in Korean and is shouted to remember those who have come to Japan from across Asia. The carefully designed outfits are accurate reconstructions of clothing worn in different cultures and are an impressive sight. The festival celebrates the interaction and exchange with dancing, drumming, music and performances from a wide range of arts. The festival is held at Naniwa no Miya instead of at Shitennoji itself as this was where travellers would land and to allow visitors to see this important cultural area.
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Dance, they say, like nobody is watching. If that’s not your jam, go watch somebody else dance instead. Head down to Naha in Okinawa and experience the Worldwide Eisa Festival. This dance extravaganza is a showcase competition for eisa groups […]11:00am – 6:30pm¥1,500 – ¥2,000
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