13 Jul 2014

DOTOMBORI

Dotombori is the birthplace of the gourmet culture known as "kuidaore" or  "drinking and eating luxuriously to death", 

FUNATOGYO

 A total of 600 people got on 22 boats to cruise Dotombori river.  It is called "Funatogyo."
 888 lanterns lit up decorate both sides of Dotmbori river, which is called "Mantoro Festival."
The river is lined with food stalls and many people enjoy seeing people in the boats singing and dancinig, and eating and drinking to beat the heat.


I would like to show you pictures of Funatogyo and the signboard of colorful Glico, one of the landmarks in Dotombori.
I'm sure you can feel the cool night air.

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 KABUKI  SHOCHIKUZA

Furthermore the performance of Kabuki is held at Shochikuza in Dotombori street every July.

Kabuki is popularly known for colorful costumes, lavish stage settings, and brilliant stage devices as well as magnificent performing skills of the actors. 

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In fact Shochikuza was built in 1923 and modeled after the La Scala Theater in Milan in Italy. The main arch is said to mock the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 

In 1600's there were nine kakuki theaters and the street was called "New York Broadway" but now only one theater Shochikuza has remained.

If you are interested in Dotombori, please refer to Osaka Tour of Osaka Castle, Shin-Sekai, and Dotombori.

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