Yosakoi Soran Matsuri Festival よさこいソーラン祭り

Traditional dance in Sapporo

The Yosakoi festival takes place every year, in June, in the city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido. Combining dance and traditional music, it brings together roughly 30,000 dancers dressed in traditional costumes with faces painted in multicolored makeup.

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