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Sendai Sparrow Dance July 22 (Sat) -23 (Sun) 2017

June 07, 2017

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Sendai Suzume Odori is a folk dance that is unique to Sendai which mimics the movements of the sparrow, hence the name sparrow dance. Sendai Sparrow Dance Company reconstructed from a traditional entertainment of sparrow Dance that had been lost for a long time. It is performed at various festival events throughout the year in Sendai, including the region’s well known festival the Aoba Festival.

The original Sparrow Dance is derived from the dance, improvised by the stonemasons at the feast for the construction of Sendai Castle of famous monarch Masamune Date about 400 years ago. In recent years, the Sparrow dance spread between the citizens, many groups (Matsuriren-Mazura) is created to compete for the choreography and your musical accompaniment to each festival communication with a variety of festivals and events ingenuity, it has been expanding its scale over the years.

If you would like to make new friends and experience traditional Japanese dance, come to the Sparrow Dance workshop! The sessions will be held in Japanese and English at the gymnasium on Kawauchi North Campus. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing that allows movement.

Public transport to Kawauchi Campus:

• Take buses from platform 9 heading to Aoba castle and Miyagi University (Aoba joshi・Miyagidai Aoba Dai). Get off at Tohoku University Kawauchi Campus or Hagi Hall (Tohokudai Kawauchi kyampas・Hagi horu Mae). Adults cost 180 yen. It is a 10 minute bus ride.

• Take the bus from platform 16 heading to Hirose street via the traffic park and Kawauchi (Hirose dori keiyu kotsu koen・Kawauchi) and get off at Kawauchi Post Office (Kawauchi yubinkyoku mae). 15 minute bus ride.

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Sendai Sparrow Dance
WhenJuly 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017 10: 00-20: 00 (planned) 23 (Sun) 10: 00-20: 00 (planned)
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