Awa Odori 2014 Google Doodle on Google Japan Homepage

Google Doodle landed on Japanese search home page of search giant on 12th August reflecting culture and tradition of country marks Awa Odori. Awa Odori is a traditional dance festival in Japan, one of the largest dance festival in Japan.

Awa Odori 2014 Google Doodle
Awa Odori 2014 Google Doodle(August 12, 2014)

Awa Odori Festival will takes place from 12th of August to 15th every year. 1.3 million people travel to Japan to witness this typical Japanese arts festival every year. Google Doodle for the Awa Odori Festival includes the group of dancers dancing in the costumes for dance festival. Google logo included in doodle in the right corner with alphabets lined.

Google Doodle was exclusive for Google Japan homepage and was present for 24 hours listing the new and information by clicking on it. Awa Odori festival is organised as the part of Obon Festival, a Buddhist Festivals in Japan.

Awa Odori Festival

Awa Odori dance form originated in 14th century. Initially it was related to Buddhist customs to honor spirit of ancestors, part of Ghost Festival. Now despite of a particular religion every one enjoy and take part in Awa Odori festival.

Using traditional musical instruments, dancers in group known as ren dance and move through streets. Steps followed by dancers has not yet changed. They dance with rhythm of song. Men and Women in the dance group do different steps. There is specialty in day time and night time dancing.

Drums, flute and kane bells are used for the dance form. Dancers wear special Odori dance costumes. Apart from Japan, many other country also have adapted this dance festival. Great preparation are done for the festival in Japan, Number of dance groups participate in the dance festival.

This dance festival have got great acceptance all over, Awa Dance, movie related to this art is released in Japan in 2007. For the coming years, preparation has already started.

Tokyo Story, the Japanese production company is planning for a big festival in Paris. It’s named as Awa Odori Paris 2015. Trained dancers will be brought to Paris for this Awa Odori Paris 2015 festival. By this Awa Odori 2015 festival, culture and tradition of Japnese festival will be known world wide. Awa Odori 2015 festival seems to break barriers of country.