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Updated: May 13, 2019
This year marks the 17th Dream Yosacoy Festival, one of Tokyo's biggest, most sensational events. Close to a million spectators are expected to watch 6,000 people dance yosakoi, a lively traditional dance characterized by the use of clappers called naruko.
Since the concept of this year's event is "a festival connecting the dreams of the world," you can enjoy not only Japanese culture, traditions and food, but also gourmet dishes from around the world. Additionally, you can support disaster-hit regions around Japan by buying their local cuisine and products at the event.
The festival is packed with fun things to see and do. On the eve of the main event, there will be performances from painstakingly selected musicians. As part of the finale, the festival will have a "Dream Tsunahiki" tug-of-war competition over the weekend. There will even be a chance for you to join in the dancing yourself, so head to this international festival and get ready to have some fun!
The festival will push through in the event of rain, but scheduled activities may be changed or canceled due to the weather or other circumstances.
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