Dream Yosacoy Matsuri(Festival)
Collaboration of Japanese tradition and culture now
The Dream Yosacoy Festival is based on the yosakoi dance that started in Kochi to celebrate postwar reconstruction and has spread throughout Japan. Featuring around 6,000 dancers in about 70 teams, and watched by some 950,000 spectators, it is one of the largest and highest-quality festivals held in Tokyo.
Japanese dance forms typically preserve what has been handed down, but the yosakoi can be described as a tradition that changes constantly over time, incorporating fashion, design, and dance styles of the era. Also unique is that each team rearranges the traditional song “Yosakoi Naruko Odori” as well as local folk songs and lore in rock and samba styles, and is free to create its own dance steps, hairstyle, and costume. Perhaps it’s this flexibility that inspires the sensitivities of the dancers and appeals to the viewers.
This year, the festival expands to venues at the Odaiba, the food booth area, and various performances are planned as additional attractions.(In front of Daiba station, Yurikammome Line) At the Marunouchi venue, the highlight this year is the dance performed against a backdrop of the renovated red brick building of Tokyo Station.
The Dream Yosacoy Festival will continue to change as it builds on character and quality, so as to be an event influential not only in Japan but across the world.
This is a festival where you can experience Japanese tradition and Japan now.
Outline of the 20th Dream Yosacoy Matsuri(Festival) 【2021】
①Create the dream together with the participants and share it around the world
②International exchange through Yosacoy Naruko dance
November 6, Saturday
November 7, Sunday
◇Tokyo Odaiba area
◇Tokyo Marunouchi area
Dream Yosakoi Festival Global Promotion Foundation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Fuji television Network.INC, other
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Kochi prefecture Government, Japan National Tourism Organization
Japan Chamber of Commerce, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce
Tokyo Convention Visitors Bureau other
about 4,000 dancers in total
Rain or shine, event will be held
Tel: 81-3-5796-2550 (Japanese) Fax: 81-3-5796-2551
E-mail email@example.com (Japanese or English)