Yosakoi thread
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Posted 7/27/14
I set out to fully watch 101 yosakoi videos in an effort to try to bring you some good ones.
Enjoy!



~Intermission~
Hanayamata = "Yosakoi: The Anime"

I first got interested in yosakoi dance from watching the Hanayamata anime.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/hanayamata/episode-1-shall-we-dance-657003

In this thread we discuss live-action yosakoi. To discuss the anime use the following thread:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-849211/hanayamata-anticipation-and-discussion




~Live-action yosakoi videos~


2013 十人十彩 菜園場
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmebr65WkwU
Let's start with this one. Total = 4:40




第19回 YOSAKOIソーラン祭り 大賞演舞 夢想漣えさしチーム
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aY9CetYn6Q
Winner of the festival's grand prize. Total = 5:04



疾風乱舞さん 14th東京よさこい 西口公園
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-IUOqfcV_U
Total = 5:32




岡山うらじゃ蓮 四季 ・ 神戸よさこいまつり2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSYBPMoVNlk
For some reason really liked this one. Total = 4:51




ドリームよさこい2013二日目 東京理科大学Yosakoi部 丸の内会場
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo-fKxlKmiU
English yosakoi from the Tokyo Science University. Total = 5:22



大宮武蔵野高校さん/Cゲート前会場/埼玉YOSAKOIフェス2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6jJY2HZYtE
Omiya Musashino High School. Total = 4:56



2011 十人十彩 追手筋 (地方車)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHEjwc4MZiM
For the most part slow yosakoi. Total = 5:06



法政大学 鳳遙恋2013『ムラマサ』@原宿スーパーよさこい2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdrA5WQCv20
A pretty good yosakoi from the Yosakoi Club of the Law and Politics University of Japan, too bad the camera is shaky at times. Well worth the watch. Two performances in one video. Total = 9:37



さんきっずぷらすさん ♪日光翔龍 華厳の北斗(ほし) YOSAKOIかぬまフェスティバル2014 (よさこいかぬま2014)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mCplLp0cf0
Start watching at 1:30. Total = 5:45



茜丸【原宿表参道元気祭りスーパーよさこい2013】8-25 NHK前ストリート
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zziMVUhnR_Q
Two performances in one video. Total = 8:51



井原水産&北星学園 2014 第23回 YOSAKOIソーラン祭り 4日目 大通パレード会場 南コース演舞
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4RjtR_SG6Q
Total = 4:34



夢想漣えさし YOSAKOIソーラン祭り・sapporo garden park(2014)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JapqqUSdQUM
Begin watching at 0:45. Total = 5:31



龍谷大学 華舞龍 ~2014YOSAKOIソーラン祭り・7日(サッポロガーデンパーク)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lgWS67QayA
Total = 4:35



AOMORI花嵐桜組 第18回YOSAKOIソーラン祭りSF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r45nAOu79t4
Fuzzy visuals but well worth the watch. Total = 4:37



【公式】踊り侍 12韋駄天 YOSAKOIソーラン祭り サッポロガーデンパーク
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFk9FR5vgpY
Total = 7:24



真美流星乱舞群さん 総湯前会場 能登よさこい2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnnFMA0TMVk
Total = 4:26



2014よさこいソーラン大賞 夢想漣えさし 大通り北パレード 応援してくれた皆さんに感謝とお礼を込めて舞います
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4x1k_8Ybx0
Another grand prize performance. Total = 4:39



大宮武蔵野高校 in 埼玉YOSAKOIフェスティバル 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUj6EKyeyrM
Omiya's 2012 performance. Begin watching at 1:20. Total = 5:32



~About yosakoi~

I found the following post in one of the yosakoi threads. Take it with a grain of salt.

"Sorry for not replying sooner. The title of the first song is hard to translate....."Yosakoi," the name of the Festival. It probably means (I'm not sure) either "Come see me at night." or an equivalent of "Heave ho!" The lyric (was popular in 19th century) tells a tragic love story of a monk and a girl. The very part appears in this movie says "A monk bought an ornamental hairpin at a shop by Harimaya Bridge," implying he has a sweetheart."



~There's more yosakoi~

If you like, please post links to yosakoi videos you like and, if possible, a small description and a pic. All yosakoi-related posts are welcome. Yosakoi!
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Posted 7/27/14 , edited 7/27/14

RaspberryStar wrote:

I set out to fully watch 101 yosakoi videos in an effort to try to bring you some good ones.
Enjoy!

...
大宮武蔵野高校さん/Cゲート前会場/埼玉YOSAKOIフェス2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6jJY2HZYtE
Omiya Musashino High School. Total = 4:56


Wow. Thank you for sharing those! I haven't watched them all yet, but probably will because I love watching dancing of lots of kinds, even though I don't really dance anything myself.

That first one was so beautiful and full of energy, and impressive, but I also really liked the much less polished high school students (in the link I quoted above, and shown in the image below). They are so enthusiastic and seem to be genuinely having so much fun.



I'm not sure a little bit of dance and Naru's and Hana's enthusiasm in Hanayamata are going to make up for how much those two characters' personalities (and Naru's voice) get on my nerves...but watching the practice dance in episode 2 was pretty fun.

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Oh! Thanks for these links I've been watching Hanayamata as well, and it's amazing to see what yosakoi in real life is like. I really liked the second link with the grand prize festival winner. Their coordination was absolutely amazing, especially at the end with the fans and the giant wave suddenly getting raised. And the first link had such nice naruko sounds. The best part is that everyone looks so happy and energetic. It must be a lot of fun (and work!) joining a team to dance yosakoi.
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Posted 7/28/14

lorreen wrote:


RaspberryStar wrote:

大宮武蔵野高校さん/Cゲート前会場/埼玉YOSAKOIフェス2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6jJY2HZYtE
Omiya Musashino High School. Total = 4:56


Wow. Thank you for sharing those! I haven't watched them all yet, but probably will because I love watching dancing of lots of kinds, even though I don't really dance anything myself.

That first one was so beautiful and full of energy, and impressive, but I also really liked the much less polished high school students (in the link I quoted above, and shown in the image below). They are so enthusiastic and seem to be genuinely having so much fun.



I'm not sure a little bit of dance and Naru's and Hana's enthusiasm in Hanayamata are going to make up for how much those two characters' personalities (and Naru's voice) get on my nerves...but watching the practice dance in episode 2 was pretty fun.



Yeah, Omiya High School is one of my faves. That's why I also included the 2012 performance (it's the last link), though I admit I like the 2011 performance a touch better. But they're similar anyway.

As for Hanayamata, I just love Hana's personality, she's so genki! And she's now my avatar, too.




JelloBear wrote:

Oh! Thanks for these links I've been watching Hanayamata as well, and it's amazing to see what yosakoi in real life is like. I really liked the second link with the grand prize festival winner. Their coordination was absolutely amazing, especially at the end with the fans and the giant wave suddenly getting raised. And the first link had such nice naruko sounds. The best part is that everyone looks so happy and energetic. It must be a lot of fun (and work!) joining a team to dance yosakoi.


While watching videos I often thought that just coordinating everything must be a challenge. Choose a song, design a choreography, find people to dance, find someone to sing or talk over the music (it's typically such a mix) and choose what to say, design the customes and the props, decide on when should they switch customes or props, find a stage (or meet a deadline if it's a festival), film the whole thing... if they're there then they must simply love it.
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