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Dance in Perfect Order Is Contested -Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo-

June 15th, 2015

Yosakoi Soran Festival (よさこいソーラン祭) is a dance event that is mixed "Clapper Noisemaker of Yosakoi Festival in Kochi (高知のよさこい祭の鳴子)" with "Soran Bushi (ソーラン節 * Folk Tune Interjected as the Refrain of Soran) is familiar with Hokkaido people". This event is carried out during 5 days in early June, and hot fights are wide to watch spectacles in 20 venues around Odori Park in Sapporo city. About 2 million visitors visit Sapporo to watch a fierce battle.

Turning Somersaults
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Jumping
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Doing Back-flip
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Moving Energetically
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
1 Team
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Dance Like Japanese Dancing
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
They Correct Worn‐out Kimono
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Here We Go
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Moving !
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
They Are Filled with Strength
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Some Action
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
They Make Theirselves Look Taller
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival

According to a rule of the Yosakoi Soran Festival, one team (up to 150 people) dances in perfect order. Each teams devise ideas to express "Impression and Spirit" of the examination standard by the dance and aims at championship. It may be said that it is Rio's Carnival for Japan. The foreign team increased and became an international recently.

Act Orderly
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Having Vigor and Power
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
View from Back
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Float
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
They are Filled with Strength
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Look Like Drama
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Little Child
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Jumping in Perfect Order
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Pretty Woman
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Go for It
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Shout
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Open Umbrella
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Jump
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Water Station Is Served, Too
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival

Audiences can usually enjoy a dance from the side because the dance is carried out along a road. But, tourists can enjoy a dance from the front on Odori main stage. In addition, there is North Food Park (北のフードパーク) and tourists can enjoy tasty foods of Hokkaido. There are restrooms, but there is no parking lot.

Seat of Main Stage
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Main Stage
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Stalls Lined
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival
Pikachu Come
Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival

Atmosphere of Yosakoi Soran Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yosakoi Soran Festival

Admission fee Free of charge *There is pay seat
Parking lot A parking is not provided
Business hours 10:00-21:30 * Business hours change depending on days
Regular closing day From mid June to early June
Telephone number +81-11-231-4351
Home page Home page is here

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Sapporo.

Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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