Ume Yume Festa

The Ume Yume Festa, featuring yosakoi and hip-hop dance, music performances and a flea market with over 100 booths, was held on February 8 and 22, 2009 in Umegaoka Shotengai, Setagaya near Tokyo.

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Both old and young participated in the performances, with a cultural contrast from traditional Japanese dance …

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… to modern hip-hop dance.

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The highlight was a performance and parade through the streets by the Komazawa University Ducky Marching Band.

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The nearby Hanegi Koen (park), with its 700 plum trees, attracted many people to sit in the park, eat and drink, and enjoy the plum flower blossoms.

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Below are close-ups of a couple of the plum blossoms (ume).

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7 thoughts on “Ume Yume Festa

    • Thanks for visiting my site and more importantly, taking the time to leave a comment – much appreciated.

      Isn’t it amazing that I blog about hip-hop dancing during a local festival in Japan and you are a famous hip-hop dance instructor in Hollywood, USA – the world is truly “flat”!

  1. I feel you on that one. The world is truly flat. Thank you for sharing and if u have anymore great videos please let me know.

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