Yosakoi European Show – YES
For the first time in Europe, it’s more than 80 dancers and 6 yosakoi European teams that will stir the hearts of Japan Expo’s attendees!
YES – Yosakoi European Show – will introduce you to the essential components of yosakoi:
- The diversity of the differents teams
- The festive aspect and energy of yosakoi
- The joy given and shared with the audience
Come and see yosakoi shows on stage: over 80 dancers from the teams Koidoukai, Odoritsuru, Raiden, Vogue Miyabi, Yosakoi London, and Yosakoi Paris Hinodemai will introduce you to many styles of dances and flag waving.
Discover yosakoi at any time during the festival: the six teams will be meeting you at their booth.
Feel the joy, share the moment, be Yosakoi Show!
What is yosakoi?
Yosakoi is a style of Japanese group dance, fast-paced and very energetic.
Yosakoi is a dance from the city of Kochi, in Shikoku island. It was created in 1954 to boost the country’s economy and the cities damaged by the war. Mixing a traditional style with modern moves and energetic rhythms, yosakoi is now danced all over Japan.
Yosakoi uses naruko, sorts of wooden instruments that the dancers hold in their hands. Naruko were used to frighten birds away from the rice fields. Yosakoi can also be danced holding a fan or a lantern. The dancers wear any type of clothes, traditional or casual.
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