Summer festival season is coming now in Western Tokyo Tama area as well !
Awa Odori is one of the major Japanese traditional folk dances with the traditional instruments such as Drums, Shamisen, Flute, etc.
The original area is Tokushima in Shikoku area, however we can see this kind of folk dance festival at various places in Japan nowadays.
In the Western Tokyo Tama area, there are two popular Awa Odori festivals, in Koganei city and in Mitaka city.
In 2016, the 38th festival in Koganei was held on the 23th and 24th July, however the 49th festival in Mitaka will be held on the 20th and 21st August so you can enjoy watching the fantastic moment with the traditional culture !
Related website (Japanese only but Movie available)
Koganei : http://www.koganei-awaodori.jp/
Mitaka : http://awaodori.mitaka.ne.jp/