2016- The year of the Monkey
Lets have lots of Monkey business and fun this year !
Tokushima-ren was on TV!
We were in Hollywood last Memorial Weekend in 2015! We performed for a special guest for a TV show that aired in Japan.
The Northern California Cherry Festival was a blast!
We performed in the Grand Parade and at the Peace Plaza in San Francisco April 17.
Local High School Students Visit
On January 31, 2014, Japanese National Honor Society students from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School joined our practice. They learned basic steps, chanting, and how to put on Happi Coat and Hachimaki in preparation for their school's annual World Language Week performance. Good luck!
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Its not too late to start dancing.
Who we are
Awa Odori Tokushima-Ren is a traditional dance group in the United States that is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Awa Odori dance. The artistic director is Machiko Fujii originally from Tokushima, Japan and has been teaching Awa Odori dance since 2005. The group is based in Los Angeles and has performed at many Japanese cultural events. We are a non-profit 501-(C)(3) charitable organization.
踊る阿呆に (Odoru ahou)
The dancers are fools
見る阿呆 (Miru ahou)
The watchers are fools
同じ阿呆なら (Onaji ahou nara,)
Both are fools alike, so
踊らな損、損 (Odorana son, son)
Why not dance?