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Yoshiwara Shukuba Matsuri 2013 – This Sunday

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on October 10, 2014

If you are in north-eastern Shizuoka prefecture this Sunday you might be interested in visiting the tiny but fun Yoshiwara Shukuba Matsuri, with small performances of many different kinds of entertainments and local youth. The biggest attraction would be for fans of one of the world’s youngest traditional dances, the Yosakoi. This little festival gathers several Yosakoi teams and the wide streets makes for an unusually un-crowded viewing. I took these photos at last’s years festival, and you can find more photos from another event at the same spot here.

The festival takes place in Shizuoka Prefecture’s third largest city, Fuji, in the Yoshiwara district. It is pretty easy to reach by local train or Shinkansen and when I was there last year there was even plenty of parking available.

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  1. Timi said, on October 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    It seems like a mix of modern and traditional clothing/festival, colorful and cheerful as I like it! 🙂

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