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Machida Eisaa Matsuri

Eisaa Matsuri is a festival dedicated to Okinawa and like any Japanese festivals, we can enjoy their traditional dances and some typical foods that we can eat in the stalls. For two days the event has gathered about 1000 dancers in the city of Machida, which consist of 27 Eisaa traditional dance groups. Eisaa “エイサー” is a word originated from Ryukyugo (琉球語, the traditional language of Okinawa), which refers to Bonodori, the traditional Japanese dance. This traditional dance is characterized by large drums load with dancers playing and dancing, accompanied by a string instrument called Shamisen.