Tokyo Nakano Mahai Eisa


In Okinawa, on the night of the Bon Festival according to the lunar calendar, youth associations from each district parade through their neighborhoods while dancing to honor the spirits of their ancestors. Highlights include the powerful drumming of the young men (ikiga), the charming dances of the young women (inagu), and the shouts of encouragement (fēshi). The group Tokyo Nakano Mahai Eisa was formed in 2005 and is based in Tokyo’s Nakano City. Mahai is the name of the wind that blows in Okinawa before the start of the rainy season and is said to bring an abundant harvest.


Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation 35th Anniversary Project Organizers|Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation / Toshima City /
Tokyo Festival Executive Committee[Toshima City /
Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation / Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee /
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Arts Council Tokyo) ]
Support|Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in fiscal 2020/
Japan Foundation for Regional Art Activities

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