Japan’s 4-Hour Dance Parade a Mix of Hi-Energy and Tradition

The Super Yosakoi festival in Tokyo ends with this 4-hour parade. The 2-day event attracted 6,000 dancers grouped into about 100 teams.

These dancers perform in full costume during the hottest time of year, but maintain energy and spirit.

The Yosakoi dance style began in 1954, and has since become popular throughout Japan. It comes from an earlier, more traditional dance known as the Awa Odori.

Great! Looks like there is even a Yosakoi group here in NYC. I gotta check out their next event. Who’s coming with me?

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