[Eejanaika Toyohashi Matsuri]
"So Odori", a dance of about 20,000 people together, is spectacular
This event sees throngs of citizens make a stage of Toyohashi, one of the birthplaces of "Eejanaika", a carnival-like dance phenomenon that swept through Japan at the end of Edo period. It is filled with highlights such as a parade & carnival that genuine Yosakoi dance teams and marching bands join in, a dance contest, and Children's Sculpture Paradise. Above all, "So Odori", a dance of about 20,000 people in unison on the streets of Ekimae-odori, Hirokoji-dori and Kayamachi-dori, sweeps the entire length of the town with cheers and feverish excitement. Stalls where you can taste local delicacies are also a popular feature of this festival.
|Posted photos||Main "Eejanaika Toyohashi PareCa", parading through the streets
Two photos Upper photo The awesome "So Odori" with more than 20,000 people dancing together, lower photo Teams bring their individuality to the "dance contest"
|Date||October 15th and 16th, 2016
* The Eejanaika Toyohashi Matsuri is scheduled to be held every year on the third Saturday and Sunday of October.
|Time||15th: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (planned) (Dance contest etc. / Matsuba Park etc.)
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (planned) (So Odori / Ekimae-odori, Hirokoji-dori etc.)
16th: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (planned) (Eejanaika Toyohashi PareCa / Hirokoji-dori etc.)
Ekimae-odori, Hirokoji-dori, Matsuba Park etc.
|Phone||Toyohashi Matsuri Committee (within the Toyohashi City Tourism Promotion Division)
+81-532-51-2430 (Japanese only)
|Access||Ekimae-odori: Approx. 1-minute walk from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen
Hirokoji-dori: Approx. 3-minute walk from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen
Matsuba Park: Approx. 7-minute walk from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen
updated on Sep 30, 2016
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