Awa- Odori commemorates 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence

A dance item in progress

A traditional Japanese dance performance named “Awa-Odori” was presented to the public at the BMICH, on January 9, 2018, as a part of the programme “Departure to the future of Sri Lanka & Japan” to celebrate the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence. 

Awa-Odori, one of the most popular and well-known festival dances in Japan, is a unique form of dance that originated from Tokushima Prefecture. The event was co-organized by the Honganji Foundation of Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka. It fascinates the excited audience of more than 400 people with the traditional Japanese culture and contributed to the further promotion of bilateral cultural ties between Japan and Sri Lanka.

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