The YOSAKOI Soran Festival first came about when in 1992, the clappers used in the original Yosakoi Festival from Kochi Prefecture was adapted into Hokkaido’s traditional folk song “Soran Bushi”. Clothed in brightly colored outfits, the dancers beat their clappers to the melody of Soran Bushi, dancing in a spirited and dynamic way. The energy from their dances permeates through the streets, creating a lively atmosphere.
The uniqueness of the YOSAKOI Soran Festival lies in the originality of the dances performed.
There are only two rules to follow :
- To have clappers in your hands as you dance
- To include a phrase from Soran Bushi in your song
From its beginnings of 10 participating teams totaling 1000 participants and 200 thousand spectators, the festival has grown into an event celebrated not only in Hokkaido but all over Japan and even internationally, totaling about 270 teams with 27 000 participants and close to 2 million spectators each time.
Anyone can enjoy the festival. The YOSAKOI Soran Festival aims to extend its reach to more people and regions so as to spread “Inspiration & Energy”.
|DATE||From June 5 (Wednesday) to 9 (Sunday), 2019|
|ACCESS||5th Street to 10th Street with the North and South Road of Odori Park|
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi
Optional Local Guide
|TEL||+81 1231 4351|
Day 1: Departure
Anyone who has time and wish to join us please feel free.
Our local guides will take you to places you can’t find or enjoy by yourself, and make you enjoy the Japanese Cultural Festivals as like a local!!
On top of that, this is a small-group tour, so you can enjoy the time like going out with friends! All skill levels are welcome.
Let’s have an awesome experience together without any cultural or language barriers.
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Have a wonderful day.