“Awa- Odori” Dance Performance to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence

January 10, 2018

    A traditional Japanese dance performance called “Awa-Odori” was presented to the public at BMICH, on January 9, 2018 as a part of the program “Departure to the future of Sri Lanka & Japan” to celebrate the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.    

   Awa-Odori, one of the most popular and well-known festival dances in Japan, is a unique form of dance that originated from Tokushima Prefecture.    

   This event was co-organized by the Honganji Foundation of Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka. It fascinated the excited audience of more than 400 people with the traditional Japanese culture, and contributed to the further promotion of bilateral cultural ties between Japan and Sri Lanka.