Friday, 10 June 2016

Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival online broadcast

Good morning!

At the moment I'm on my way to Sapporo for Yosakoi Soran Festival! Whoopwhoop! :) I'm so excited and nervous at the same time.

If you have no idea what is yosakoi, check out for example Wikipedia. Basically it's a really energetic Japanese dance style, which is fun to dance. :) Though actually any performance that has a part of the original Soran Bushi song implemented into it and uses the naruko clappers when dancing is considered yosakoi. That means the range of different styles is huge even if certain styles are more popular.

As I'm writing this on the go on my way to our local Ibaraki airport, this post will just a short announcement of how you can watch the festival online!

It's a huge festival (around 300 teams performing during 5 days) and they have live broadcast on Youtube from the main stage everyday. Our team, 水戸藩YOSAKOI連, will perform on the stage on Sat at 14:29 Japan Standard Time (UCT +9), meaning we'll be online around 08:29 Finnish time if the schedule holds (we seem to be the last ones of our round, so anything can happen).

Here's the Youtube link for Saturday:
And here's the schedule (6月11日 is for Saturday):

You can also find the live broadcasts for other days, but I'm trusting you'll find them without me linking them here :) Sunday evening is the time for finals, that should be an interesting watch.

Catch you later!

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