How to dance Tankobushi

Travel Information

Tankobushi (炭坑節) is the most popular Bon Odori Song. All Bon Odori Matsuri always play this song. So, it is this basic and simple dance which everyone can dance easily.

"The song of Coal Miners"
(walk counterclockwise)

Song: Masao Suzuki.

Level: 01 Very Easy
Type: Basic

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Detailed Travel Guide

How to dance Tankobushi

Face your stomach to the walking direction.
Count Four when music starts.
Clap, clap and clap.
grab your hands just like you are grabbing a scoop for coal mining.
Dig, dig (right),
Then, dig, dig (left).
Carry coals. Carry coals.
You are getting out from underground.
Then you see beautiful moon. watch it two times.
Push your lorry. Push your lorry.
Then, open gate. Then, back to clap clap and clap.


Dance Instructor: Yoshiko Ikemura Sensei
Dance team: Minato Waodorinokai, Ran no Kai.