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There were several events, such as Ohayashi(お囃子), Lion Dance(獅子舞), Min’yō Dance(民謡踊り) etc. I’d like to pick up Wadaiko(和太鼓)/Japanese Drum Show.
Wadaiko Show started just after 1:00PM.The team name is Ōme Daiko(青梅太鼓).
I cannot find their official page. Some performers must be high school students. But, they really played well.
Especially, this duo of a big guy(Left) and a good-looking guy(Right) in my first video beat well and powerfully.
They beat small and big drums rhythmically, not only their front drums but next drums.
It’s a bummer that I cannot share air vibration.
After 0:45 on this video, the big guy jumped and turned briskly. I wonder he is a judo athlete?
After 3:00 on this video, they beat both side of drum splendidly.
After this play, all audience gave applause. The team leader expressed their gratitude. A visitor called loudly « Encooooore!! ». Another visitors followed him. « Encore!! Encore!! »
It seemed they prepared for this encore.
The big guy played solo.
11:05AM – 11:45AM Lion Dance(獅子舞)
I’ve ever seen various lion dance. This lion dance is quite different. Generally, a pair of people play lion dance. One person become front paws. The other become back paws. At this festival, each player wore a lion mask and danced.
12:05PM – 12:30PM Horse Parade
12:35PM – 1:05PM Min’yō Dance(民謡踊り)
1:45PM – 2:15PM Ōedo Dance(大江戸ダンス)
Local junior high school students danced. March is the graduation season in Japan. This is their last dance.
2:15PM – 3:30PM Ohayashi(お囃子)
2nd or 3rd Sunday on every March
11:00AM – 3:00PM
Click Here: Yoshino Baigo Main Park on Google Map
To Main Park:
15 minutes walk from Hinata Wada Station(日向和田駅), JR Ōme Line(青梅線)