August 12, 2016

The Awa Dance Festival is held as part of the Obon Festival in Japan. Awa Dance is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year.

Groups of choreographed dancers and musicians known as ren dance through the streets, typically accompanied by the shamisen lute, taiko drums, shinobue flute and the kane bell. Performers wear traditional obon dance costumes, and chant and sing as they parade through the streets.

You can read more about it here! ~ x



We all have those memories from video games.  Either good, bad or otherwise, we each have stories to share and here at OTLGaming we’re looking for submissions for our Video Game Memory Project

We’re looking for short stories, videos, poems, art or even photos like the ones here that I took to showcase my collection of memories and trophies of gaming past. 

You can submit your entry to the project via our Submission link or you can email us directly at ewindsor[at]OTLGaming[dot]com or jmckinney[at]OTLGaming[dot]com. 


Taiko drum.

I want to play drums so badly! I have a small Djembe … but having watched my dad and sister drum for years, I have this strong desire to play!