Harajuku Omotesando Super Yosakoi Festival 2018
Although only started in 2001, Harajuku Omotesando Super Yosakoi Festival has become one of Tokyo’s most spectacular dance festivals, in which more than 80,000 people gather to watch as 106 regional teams parade, perform and compete around the streets and stages of Omotesando and Harajuku. This festival is a modern adaption of traditional Japanese dances such as the famous Awa Odori, and was first invented in the city of Kochi in 1954. Since then, the Yosakoi Festival has rapidly gained popularity and grown into one of the country’s most spectacular festivals, in which teams wear original costumes influenced by their local culture and inspired by modern trends.
The festival is held over two days around Yoyogi Park Event Space, the NHK building, Meiji Jingu Shrine and the main street leading through Harajuku and Omotesando. There are small parades on both days in front of the NHK building, the main parade on Omotesando avenue however, takes place only on Sunday.
Details of the exact times are yet to be announced.
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