Awa Odori - any “cultured” person is expected to perform some type of entertainment regardless of his or her ability or talent. Awa odori is among the most famous folk dancing during Bon festivals- to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. Unlike other Bon dances, Awa dancers "march" through the streets in unison in a straight line chanting, "It's a fool who dances and a fool who watches; if both are fools, you might as well dance!"
Two toned graphic hakama ensemble
School graduation ceremony, Tokyo, Japan. Hakama skirt over kimono.