Murayama festival – Day 1 (Yamagata Prefecture)

Today in Murayama starting tradition festival (This year celebrating 20 years ) . THis festival is mostly with dancing . There are dancers from different locations .

Traditional hometown dancing is : TOKUNAI BAYASHI dance .

This dance comes with long history . A man called Tonukai Mogami . He was born in Murayama , but went to explore Hokkaido ! He

went to Hokkaido 9 times and did reseach about the place . He received applause about his research . Then in one of the local events Hokkaido people visited Murayama and presented treir dance . Murayama people loved this dance and decided to pursue this as a tradition and gave it a famous reseachers name .
Now this dance in known by everyone . Every

Now this dance in known by everyone . Every little boy until grandmother knows the melody and steps ! (except me ..Bad at dancing )
But this is not the only dance in festival.

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Program consist of many :
TOKUNAI BAYASHI
POP CANDY
TOKYO YOSAKOI
SHIOGAMA CITY DANCE
FUTSUKA MACHI YAKKO
MATATABI

Today is only the first day , so it should be amazing !

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