Koiya Festival at Osaka Castle Park

by Hideo

An Energetic Koiya Festival

was held in Osaka Castle Park on September 13th, 14th.  About 100 teams, 3,000 university students, took part in the festival and performed frantic dances.  In the park many spectators got together and had a great time to see dances.

Koiya Festival at Osaka Castle Park

The fastival is operated by university students and is aimed at the reconstruction of local community.  The energetic dance includes Yosakoi, Hiphop, and Kawachi Ondo, or Osaka's local dance and the like.

Koiya Festival at Osaka Castle Park

Koiya Festival at Osaka Castle Park

 As for Yosakoi, I already posted on a blog whose title is ”Himeji Castle Festival Watch a Video !!",   For your reference, please check  HIMEJI YOSAKOI FESTIVAL and  watch a video !!

It was very clear today and both dancers and spectators greatly enjoyed it.

 

This is the Osaka Castle seen from the park.

Koiya Festival at Osaka Castle Park

If you want to walk around Osaka Castle, please check the tour of Osaka Tour of Osaka Castle, Shin-Sekai, and Dotombori.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

 

 

 


16 Sep 2014


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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