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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Yosakoi festival

The same days as the Hokudai school festival, there was also the Yosakoi festival in Sapporo. I like this festival too and would have liked to go there, but since I spent most of these days in Germany listening to not that exciting research presentations, I missed this year. I saw two performances on my way home (the streets are closed off and it is hard to pass).

Yosakoi is a kind of team dancing to techno version of old traditional songs, and the team members have to do some old traditional moves some time during the dance performance. The rest of the rules seem to be "anything goes", though I have not checked any details.

Some teams have props, like guns. Also, notice the sponsor: "Sweden House".

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