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Tokyo Hula Festival, Ikebukuro

Summer pops to the sound of the aloha isles

By Jasper Wilkins    - 1 min read
Venue: Ikebukuro West Entrance Park When: Jul 19th - Jul 21st 2020 ,  6:00pm - 8:00pm

Its summer time and Ikebukuro is gripped by Hawaiian fever. The annual Hula Festival is hard to miss as the colors and sounds of the Pacific sweeps the north western part of Tokyo. Up to 3,900 dancers show off their skills on stage, where the gentle sounds of Hawaiian music is playing to the elegant routines of the dancers. First held in 2002, the festival celebrates the friendship between Ikebukuro and Hawaii, where 13% of its residents are Japanese Americans. The festival is usually held on the 3rd weekend of July, so take your seats and be transported to the Pacific Islands.

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Jasper Wilkins

Jasper Wilkins @jasper.wilkins

I currently study Media & Cultural studies at London College Of Communication and have previously worked in America as a photojournalist. I have a passion for story telling and travel. The Japanese culture interests me and I am excited to start taking photographs and videos. 

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Olga 4 years ago
It is very difficult to make goods pics of the dancers! You must have taken lots of photos!