Eisa is a Japanese dance that originates from the Okinawa Islands. It is a group dance performed by approximately 20-30 people of any gender. Participants are typically arranged in double lines or circles, and they sing, chant, and drum as they dance. Various participants may also play the sanshin, a Japanese stringed instrument. It is customary when performing to wear brightly coloured traditional dress costumes, which are based on the local tradition and the gender of the participant.
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