Yes, that’s how they spell it. Dream Yosacoy — as you can tell from the name — is a bit different. While most outdoor dance festivals are held during the hot summer months, this one is on the cusp of winter. It’s a big deal though. The festival usually attracts 500,000 spectators and 7,000 dancers split into 100 teams.
What is yosakoi?
Although the large group size and the doing things in unison thing might seem a bit regimental, yosakoi is one of the more flexible Japanese dance forms with teams incorporating contemporary fashion, hairstyles, costumes, and dance moves into the traditional art form.
Tickets and schedule
Most performances held in Odaiba (Sat. and Sun.) will require a paid ticket, but the performances on the street in front of Tokyo Station (Sun.) will be free to watch and will go from 10:25 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The full 2023 schedule can be found on their website.
Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.