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Saotome Odori Dance, one of the traditional arts



Saotome Odori Dance, a traditonal dance praying for a good harvest, 

has been passed down from early Edo Period in Ogawa, Kobayashi and Yanatori areas in Tadami.

You can find videos explaining about Saotome-odori (Japanese)

People in these areas still keep the Saotome-odori tradition and nowadays we can see the dance performed in various events in Tadami as well as other places.

Unfortunately I’ve never been able to see the dance performed in its traditional areas, so the Illustration depicts the dance on the main snow stage at the Tadami snow festival, held in February every year.…

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