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  • Super Yosakoi at Harjuku-Omotesando 2018

    25 – 26 August 2018
    Harajuku / Omotesando neighbourhood

     
    Celebrate summer at Harajuku and Omotosando in Tokyo, with the upbeat yosakoi dance.

    Last year the popular annual festival took place with 106 yosakoi dance teams from Japan and overseas, drawing some 840,000 spectators.

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    What is Yosakoi?
     

    Yosakoi is originally a folk dance from Kochi Prefecture in western Japan.

    Today it is a popular free-style group dancing using Japanese music, arranged into vibrant, contemporary choreography.

    Each dancer holds a pair of naruko (sort of wooden castanets) in his/her hands and wears the team’s costume designed with kimono motifs.


    Super Yosakoi 2018

    The 18th edition of the summer event will feature 108 dance teams, the largest number ever to participate, including many winning teams from the Kochi Yosakoi Festival, yosakoi’s heartland. 

    Join the 2018 yosakoi celebration at six venues (stages and streets) in and around Harajuku, including Meiji-jingu Shrine.

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    Yosakoi and Gyoza Fest

    A new feature this year, the festival will tie up with “Gyoza Fest”, a popular food festival (read related article).

    At Yoyogi Park, you can enjoy BOTH yosakoi dance and a variety of delicious gyoza dumplings (food and drink fees extra).

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    原宿表参道元氣祭 スーパーよさこい2018


    Venues of Super Yosakoi 2018

    Meiji Shrine (Jingu Kaikan)

    The stage will be set up in a lush green at the famous Shinto sanctuary’s grove.


    Harajuku Stage

    This is the festival’s main stage, just by JR Harajuku Station.


    Stage at Yoyogi Park

    The stage is located on the south side of Yoyogi Park. There, at the Yoyogi Park B-section event space, “Gyoza Fest” will take place, too!


    Yoyogi-no-mori Bon-odori Venue

    On this ground, a Bon dancing festival “Yoyogi-no-mori Bon-odori” will also be held on 25 – 26 August. See the two-day yosakoi performance AND enjoy the bon-dancing, in festive mood, with many stalls.


    Omotesando Avenue

    On “Omotesando Avenue” near the subway Omotesando Station, stretching toward Jingu-mae intersection, 53 teams with more than 3,000 dancers will showcase their performance. A feast for the eyes!


    Street opposite NHK

    Yosakoi teams will parade down “NHK-mae keyaki namiki Street”, passing by the Second Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

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* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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