It is not clear about the origin of the song and dance of “Chichibu Ondo”, but the theory is a cultural Bunsei period (1800’s first half). Although the dance got transformed in long years. Finally, in the early Showa period, a poet Kaneko Isekiko from Minano added more words to the song and then Chichibu Ondo got created to the present style. Since then, “Chichibu Ondo” came to be widely known as a typical folk song of Saitama Prefecture.
Now it is one of the big three major folk dance with Yagibushi of Gunma and Warakuodori of Tochigi.
|ACCESS||Chichibu Line – a 10-minute walk from the Minano Station.|
|OPTIONAL|| Local transportation
Paid private Local Tour Guide
Day 1: Departure
August 14 (Wed.)
●Meet at the Station
※ The following information is from 2018.
■ Opening Ceremony
Location: shopping district start venue
time: 16: 10
■ shopping street free dance- dance contest start
location: No.1 dance venue – Festival Plaza
Time: 16: 30
■ Chichibu Ondo dance experience corner
location: main dance area,around the tower
time: 19: 30
time: 21: 00
￭ awards ceremony
location: main area, around the tower
time: 21: 30
Minano Honcho shopping district and Cultural Center Square in front