What's a Yosakoi Festival?

Yosakoi Festival

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What's a Yosakoi festival?

Yosakoi. Wild! Sexy! Different!
An annual 4 day festival from Aug 9 to12, Yosakoi transforms the streets of Kochi into a tropical Mardigras as dance teams compete in a not-so-traditional dance festival. Huge fireworks and Yosakoi Eve Festival on the 9th, Yosakoi Naruko Dancing on both 10 and 11th and the Post-Night Party on 12th.
@ 8/9 Fireworks are from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on the bank of Kagami River, which runs through the heart of Kochi City. The Yosakoi Eve Festival is from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Kochi Chuo Park, Tanasuka Godaisan, Kochi City.
@ 8/10-11 Yosakoi Naruko Dance Competition (the whole point!), is held at several street-venues . Each team takes its turn before the judges.
@ 8/12 Bring your hangovers to the Post Night Party, from 7:00pm to 9:50pm at Kochi Chuo Park.

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