Dream Yosakoi Dance Festival
Last Saturday we travelled to Odaiba for the Dream Yosakoi festival. The composition of the festival was pretty simple – teams from around Japan turn up and dance for the audience. The variety of dancing and music meant that the event remained interesting throughout. From watching, I think some of the acts were put together as a hobby (the age range went right up to senior citizens), whilst others seemed to be professional dance teams that were sponsored by various brands. I think for this one I will let the photos do the talking.
And that’s your lot.
Only a few side notes today. We managed to find an Ikea in Japan and went there on Sunday to buy furniture for the new flat. There was something very freeing about buying our new surroundings from scratch. I’ve always wanted a minimalist living environment, but have never really had the space to do it until now.
Odaiba is a place I would recommend to anyone coming to Japan. It’s an island made entirely of reclaimed land and has some impressive buildings. It’s mainly an entertainment district and comes complete with an artificial beach, which was hosting some sort of beach volleyball tournament on Saturday. There are also several high-end shopping malls and arcades, in which I felt aggrieved to be robbed of my Monkey D. Luffy hat by some cheating grab machine.
Have a better one!