Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Yosakoi Super 2008 – Aug 23-24

Super Yosakoi Festival will be held this weekend in the Harajuku area. Originally started in Kochi Prefecture after the war, it was meant to revitalize the region’s economy. The event features traditional and not so traditional dance groups. To learn more about it, here is the official site www.yosakoi-harajuku.com.. Above is video of one of the dances in Meiji Shrine in 2007.

However, there are other sites that has photos of past events.
Site in French about the 2006 event www.super-yosakoi.com/2006fr/index.html
The one held in Kochi Prefecture – www.yosakoi.com

The events are expected to be held in areas around Harajuku Station, such as the Meiji Shrine , Yoyogi Part Event Area, possibly near the NHK Hall and Omotesando areas. The video below is one near the NHK Hall from 2007.

Dates: August 23-24 (Sat-Sun)
Location: Harajuku/Omotesando