Fukuro Matsuri in Ikebukuro

I went to the festival to see Yosakoi, which I totally love.

Yosakoi is 

is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan.

The style of dance is highly energetic, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. The choreographed dances are often performed by large teams. Along with a number of professional yosakoi schools and town dance teams, yosakoi is also a popular event during the sports festivals held by Japanese elementary, junior, and senior high schools. Yosakoi participants include men and women of almost all ages – sometimes within a single team. (Wikipedia)

Unfortunately I didn’t have the best view, but here’s a video I took of one of the Yosakoi performances. In bonus, I also included a video of an Enka performances !

 

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