Cheers for all street performances!!!
Many events are held in Yokohama. Do you know “Dai-Dou-Gei”?
It means “street performance” in Japanese.
Dai-Dou-Gei is popular in Yokohama,
so this time, I will inform you street performances in Yokohama.
Dai-Dou-Gei is a performance act by street performers who called “Dai-Dou-Geinin”,
and act on the street usually.
For example, juggling, pantomime, acrobatics, and so on.
If the audiences fell cool, good or fun about the performance, they give coins or note
which Is called “Nage-senn”, thereby the performer will make his or her living.
In Yokohama, there is a place which is called a mecca for the street performers.
The place is“Grand-mall”, which is located in the Minato-Mirai prefecture.
Street performers act their performances almost every weekend there.
It takes about 10minutes by walk from Yokohama Sakuragi-Cho Washington Hotel to the Grand-mall.
Let’s see the picture above. You can findthe street performanceeasily, because of this excitement.
Well, I also inform you that the special event of “Dai-Dou-Gei”.
Many street performers will attend the event, and the event will be held in spring every year.
The event is “Yokohama Dai-Dou-Gei” and “Noge Dai-Dou-Gei”.
This year, “Yokohama Dai-Dou-Gei” will be held on21st and 22nd of April, and
“Noge Dai-Dou-Gei”will be held on 28th and 29th of April!!
I will show you a picture I took last year.
“Yokohama Dai-Dou-Gei 2011” at Isezaki-mall in April 2011.
Isezaki-mall is the shopping- mall nearby Yokohama Isezaki-Cho Washington Hotel.
“Noge Dai-Dou-Gei 2011”in October 2011.
The place is filled with feverish excitement!
You can see details of each event from the URL below.
Yokohama Dai-Dou-Gei → http://daidogei.jp/
Noge Dai-Dou-Gei → http://www.noge-net.com/daidogei.htm
You can walk to both events from 2 Washington Hotels in Yokohama.
Why don’t you enjoy these amazing performances among sight seeing of Yokohama?
You will be excited with all about “Dai-Dou-Gei”!
No reservation, No entrance fee. Men and women of all ages can enjoy.
You can feel a sense of unity with other audiences and the performers.
Finally, I will give you an advice.
If you enjoy the Dai-Dou-Gei, please give the performer a standing ovation heartily,
and give some coins or notes as a small present!
+.+.+Yokohama Isezakicho Washington Hotel Front M.U. +.+.+ 1st,Apr.2012