Category Archives: Minami-ku

The Always Energetic Yosakoi Festival

Jay Dee:

Here’s episode 2 of A Taste of Japan. This time, I attended a festival in Sagamihara called the Ranbu Yosakoi Festival. Great energetic dancing! Please watch the video.

Originally posted on I Read Encyclopedias for Fun:

Last weekend, during my lunch break, I was able to go to the Ranbu Yosakoi Festival in Sagamihara, Kanagawa. Yosakoi is a type of dance that began in Kochi City in 1954 as a modern alternative to the more traditional Odori dance. This festival is held every year in September. They make plenty of noise! A lot of the music used is quite modern, and the dances are always very energetic. Very fun and uplifting.

In case you’re wondering, yes, I did take a video. And here it is. This is episode 2 of A Taste of Japan. Be sure to watch all the way through, because I have a full performance in this video.

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Filed under Festivals & Events, Japan, Kanagawa, Minami-ku, Sagamihara

Instagram 11-20

It’s been a while since I’ve posted my Instagram pictures.  But here are pictures 11-20, which were taken from May 25-27, 2011.  As before, please leave a comment stating which you like the most and the least and why.  Thank you in advance!

Colourful Machida street (Machida, Tokyo)

Gentle curve at Sagamiono Station (Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa)

Almost empty bus (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)

English sweet shop (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)

Park at night (Fujisawa, Kanagawa)

Yokohama street from the 5th floor (Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)

Curry (CoCo Ichibanya)

Dark clouds, but no rain (Asahi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)

The sky is screwed (Asahi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)

DoggyMan! (Dog treat)

Please remember to leave your votes in the comments!


Filed under Asahi-ku, Food, Fujisawa, Instagram, Japan, Kanagawa, Machida, Minami-ku, Nishi-ku, Sagamihara, Tokyo, Yokohama