Kyle Card catches Kochi's summertime festival fever by observing and even joining in, the dynamic Yosakoi where hundreds of colorfully attired people dance throughout the city. He meets people who have long been involved in this freestyle festival, which got its start in the lean postwar years as a way to revitalize the community. And as the city gears up for the major event, which attracts people from all around Japan, Kyle comes across teams passionately rehearsing in the streets. Then, finally, the streets explode in color, music and dance. Don't miss the singular Yosakoi Festival.
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Episode #325 / Length: 28 minutes