What is Yosakoi?
When did Yosakoi begin?
The Yosakoi Festival (and the Fireworks Festival along the banks of the Kagami River) began in August 1954 as a promotional event organized by the members of Kochi's Chamber of Commerce. Back then, there were only 21 dancing teams with a total of 750 people participating. Now, more than 10,000 people participate!
What does Yosakoi mean?
Yosakoi means "come at night" or "come tonight."