From the solemn prayers of Buddhist monks and ritual dances performed during Obon, Okinawans developed their own style of dance.
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1.Eisa at night, on the streets during Obon.

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2.A drummer chants “Hai ii ya”.

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3.A young woman wears a traditional summer kimono while dancing.

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4.A close-up shot of a character.

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5.Here, Eisa is being performed on a school soccer field.

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6.Children dance at a school event.

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7.Students and teachers dance at a Golden Week ceremony.

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8.High-stepping drummers dancing at a festival.

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9.These drummers leap in the air as they dance.

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10.Eisa being performed the night before a championship bullfight.

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11.A Chondara wearing striped banana fiber clothing wanders through the scene.

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12.A banner displaying the village district accompanies the Eisa group.

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13.A Gajan gani, wearing a flowered robe and straw hat does his thing.

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14.Words can’t describe the “Okinawan Whistle”.