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[Shimizu Minato Matsuri]

A summer festival enlivened with fireworks over the sea, and 20,000 people all dancing together

"Minato Kappore So-Odori" interlaces traditional dances with original dances like "Minato Kappore" (music by Ryudo Uzaki, lyrics by Yoko Aki), and is danced over two nights by some 20,000 people. The festival has lots of other events besides the dance, such as "Jirocho Dochu", a Shimizu specialty, and the "Kaijo Hanabi Taikai" ("Marine Fireworks Contest"), which boasts around 10,000 fireworks.
Date August 5th to 7th, 2016
Location Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-354-2189 (Shimizu Minato Matsuri Executive Committee) (Japanese only)
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shimizu Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.

updated on Aug 31, 2016

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