The Nakama Yosakoi group will perform a dance named “Irodori” (Colouring), which was inspired by the Vietnamese fairy tale “Cong va Qua” (A peacock and a crow), at the festival on August 26-27.
The event aims to mark the 50th anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties. Nakama Yosakoi is the only foreign representative out of 103 dance teams participating in the festival.
Nakama Yosakoi is a dance group sponsored by the UNESCO Information Centre under the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations. It was formed to create a playground for Japanese yosakoi enthusiasts in Vietnam, as well as contribute to the deepening of people-to-people diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Nakama Yosakoi attended the 15th Harajuku Omotesandou Super Yosakoi Genki Matsuri Festival in 2015 and won the “Outstanding Newcomer” Award.
The dance "Irodori" also won the second prize at the Yosakoi Dance Contest, held in Hai Phong. It is expected to bring joyful, optimistic and positive energy to the public, especially in the context that both Vietnam and Japan are making great efforts to overcome difficulties following the pandemic.