"The Sea Horse Dancing Group" organized by both Deaf and hearing persons will participate in the 60th Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori Dance Festival" in the evening for two days from August 27 in Suginami-ku, Tokyo.
The name of the dancing group came from the sea horse which is a symbol for "Deaf" because its form looks like an ear.
Since organization in 1981, the group has never missed an appearance in "Awa Odori Dance Festival" every year. (photo: left)
The Group has 98 members from the eighties to three years old, and about 1/3 of the membership are Deaf. While dancing, "the moment when everyone is gathered into one is best." The members practice enthusiastically this summer again. (photo: right)