Sendai Suzume Odori

Sendai Suzume Odori

The attraction of the Sendai Aoba Festival that is comparable to the “Yamahoko procession” is the “Sendai Suzume Odori (sparrow dance).” The groups with fans in both hands dance full of energy. The name comes from the dance resembling sparrows picking food. They say that the origin of this is the dance by the stonemasons at the celebration of the newly-built Sendai Castle.
Sendai Aoba Festival Association
http://www.aoba-matsuri.com/ (in Japanese & English)