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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.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yosakoi


This week there is the Sapporo Yosakoi Soran festival here in Sapporo. Yosakoi is a kind of team dancing to techno version of traditional folk songs competition.


I pass through the festival area on my way home from work, so I stopped and watched a few teams. I happened to time this nicely and got to see 「縁」("En"), the team from my university. The always undress down to fundoshi (old Japanese g-string kind of thing) during their dance routine.


The rules allow for almost anything, and there was a team that started out with fairly traditional Yosakoi outfits but turned into cheer leaders halfway through the routine.

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