Super-Yosakoi festival

A photo-feature by Tadayoshi Nakamura

Super-Yosakoi Harajuku Festival, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ‘Yosakoi’ (‘Please come at night’ in the dialect of Tosa, the former name of Kochi Prefecture) is a colorful, very energic parade mixing traditional and contemporary elements, and a contest based on the 'Yosakoi Naruko Dancing’ written by Eisaku Takemasa. The musical style vary from the original Yosakoi melody, to rock’n roll, samba or dance music. Wearing free designed yukatas ( japanese summer kimono), young people, middle aged and children parade playing Naruko castanets (as a symbol instrument of Naruko prefecture). Tokyo, Japan, August 2005. Tokyo, Japan.

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Super-Yosakoi festival

A photo-feature by Tadayoshi Nakamura

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