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Michinoku Yosakoi

Beauty, color and energetic spectacle!

Venue: Kotodai park When: Early Oct 2024

Yosakoi is a modern form of traditional Japanese dance, which began in 1954. Festivals are held all over Japan, with Sendai's Michinoku Yosakoi being the third largest. At the festival, the number of dancers, their age and gender vary widely, as do the costumes and music they dance to. It's an exciting and beautiful spectacle, which takes place every October. They choose a weekend closest to the 10th (statistically the date most likely to have good weather). The first festival took place in 1998 and it has been going strong ever since.

You can see performances around the city, with a concentration of groups around Kotodai-koen (Kotodai Park), and the parade on Jozenji-dori (Jozenji Avenue).


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Maureen Anderson a month ago
Thanks Kim appreciate you getting back to me. It makes it hard not having a set date, but hopefully we can work around it. many thanks maureen
Maureen Anderson a month ago
Can you please advise the dates of Michinoku Yosakoi dance festival this year october 20224
Kim a month ago
Unfortunately the dates for 2024 aren't released yet -- their official website only has the 2023 info which was October 7 & 8 for 2023. It's usually the weekend before or after the 10th October per the article info, depending on the weather.
Maureen Anderson a month ago
We are trying to plan another trip to japan and would love to see Minchinoku Yosakoi dance festival. Could you please advise me of the date this year 2024 as we need to plan other visits around this regards maureen anderson