Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 Towada Yosakoi Yume Matsuri

Towada Yosakoi Yume Matsuri 2013 とわだYosakoi夢まつり
Date: September 29, 2013
Location: Around Kanchogai Street 官庁街通り周辺
Update: There are 3 "stages":
1) the parade route goes along Kanchogai Dori from the east end of the hospital to City hall,
2) in front of Sakura Hiroba (where the big horse shoe statue, fountain and public restroom facilities are)
3) in Chuo Koen (Central Park) just south of Sakura Hiroba.
(See map in Japanese here
From 10:00-13:00 performances will be along the parade route and in Chuo Koen. From 13:00 on performances are in front of Sakura Hiroba and in Chuo Koen.
Description: Lots of groups performing yosakoi--an energetic choreographed dance for large groups featuring the use of lots of props (fans, small wooden handheld clappers called naruko, umbrellas, etc.) and on-the-spot costume changes