Eisa Dance Parade of 10,000 held in the hot sun

Eisa Dance Parade of 10,000 held in the hot sun

Participants gave heroic performances on August 6 on Kokusai Street in Naha (Photograph taken by Keizo Shinzato)


August 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 23rd Ten Thousand Eisa Dance Parade was held on August 6 on Kokusai Street in Naha.

In the scorching sun with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, approximately four thousand people gave heroic performances.

The same 66 organizations that took part last year participated this year.

Participants of all ages performed at ten places on Kokusai Street and entertained about 65,000 spectators.

Shiryu Kinjo, a freshman at Maehara Highschool, who participated as a member of “Yuidaiko” based in Uruma, said, “It was hot, but fun to dance with everyone. I feel a sense of accomplishment.”

Kiyomi Taira from Naha City danced with her grandson Ruito Asato.

Taira said with a smile, “When I hear the sound of a drum, it makes my heart beat fast.”

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)

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