Basara Festival was held in Nara on the last day of August. It was very hot today.
The "Basara Festival" is a festival with a focus on street dance that takes place in Nara, which began in the summer of 1999.
This is the summer festival of citizen participation which is full of live feeling. Dance teams are wearing elaborated costumes and unfold the performance dancing parade on some streets or at Todaiji-temple entrance or Nara park etc. From children to adult ,38 teams, about 1000 people of inside and outside Nara district participated this year.
Ten teams dedicated their performance at the entrance of TodaijiTemple.
They are students of a university in Osaka.
Basara is originally a trend that was popular in Kamakura period (about 13 century),Muromachi period(about 14 century) and that in such court dance and music remove the time signature on purpose to play freely, to stand out.
It's said that in Nanbokucyo era(about 14 century), flashy costumes frighten the human eye, stylish behavior represented extremely aesthetics, the values of the unquiet days and also became the buzzword of the day.
"Basara Festival" is a new summer festival of the ancient capital Nara revive the modern its power and energy.
A hospital team-they are doctors.
From " kids dance contest."
Costumes were made by yukata-kimono texture.
Many deer and tourist were hanging around in Nara-Park as usual on that day,too.
This girl was chasing a deer with breathtaking speed on the large grass, though usually even boys scare, surrounded by many deer.
Do your best,Hooray!
I do aerobics or Latin dance some times a week. Dancing with music is excitement for me though I am still a beginner.
So I got energy and passion from young people who were dancing with a beam of delight. Thank you all performers!
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