There are many activities in summer. Gujo Odori festival in Japan was started over 400 years ago. It was an attempt to encourage all the town’s citizen to get together, regardless of social level or position. The spirit is kept up til today, there’s no difference between the cast (musicians and dancers) and the audience, anyone can participate. Bon-Odori consists of ten dances and corresponding song. The annual summer dance festival lasts 32 nights from mid-July to early September. During four days in mid-August, dances last all night til 5 am and attracts up to 30,000 visitors to come to this small town of 15,000.
Gujo Odori festival is listed as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan.
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