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Nagoya-City [Held Online]
Nippon Domannaka Festival

Date : 08/26/2021 - 08/29/2021


  • Nippon Domannaka Festival

Held as a Hybrid Event in 2021!

The Nippon Domannaka Festival will be held as a hybrid event in 2021, taking place both in the city and online. Events and team dance performances held in the city will be at Hisaya-odori Park’s main stage. For the TeleDomatsuri, online participants will record videos in their local area that will be streamed on YouTube and niconico.

*: The in-person portion will not have a viewing area and will be carried out without an audience.

A Glorious Nagoya Event, That Gathers Millions of Spectators and Thousands of Participants, in a World-Record Holding Event of Dance and Culture!

A simple and inclusive event that was born out of a humble idea, took the whole city by storm, and became an annual contest eagerly anticipated by both its cheerful participants and their anxious spectators. The crowds completely taking the streets and avenues of central Nagoya are a thrilling and exhilarating vision.

It All Started With a Small Group of Energetic, Spirited and Determined Students

Nippon Domannaka Festival

Nippon Domannaka Festival, known as Domatsuri, is one of the largest dance festivals in Japan and unfolds annually in mid-summer Nagoya, at the very center of Japan, in late August. This festival started in 1999 when a group of students started to mimic the “Naruko Dance,” a modern variation of a traditional dancing style, characterized by the use of noisy wooden clappers once used to scare birds from the rice fields. Now, it has become a large-scale event welcoming about 1.8 million visitors during the 4 days of the festival.

“Zero Audience = All Participants” is the unique concept of this festival, meaning that everybody, participant or spectator, is welcome to join in the dancing. Groups of dancers, some with hundreds of members, take turns on the stage, following some few and simple rules, one of them requiring that all dancers hold “narukos” in their hands. The rest is pure fun and amazement, until the climax of the festival, called “So-Odori,” in which both participants and spectators dance joyfully together. In the 2010 edition, the “So-Odori” participation was so massive, it was registered in the Guinness World Records for most people dancing with “narukos” simultaneously, at the exact number of 9,481 dancers.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : From August 26 (Thursday) to 29 (Sunday), 2021
Holding time : *: Please see the official web site for details
Place : City Venue: Hisaya-odori Park's Main Stage
Online Streaming: YouTube, niconico
Location : 〒460-0002
3-chome Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan and other venues
Phone number : 052-241-4333 Nippon Domannaka Festival Cultural Foundation
*: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    3 min. southwards walk from exits 14 or 15 of Sakae Station (subway Higashiyama and Meijo lines), or just crossing the street eastwards from Exit 6 of Yabacho Station (subway Meijo Line) (Hisaya Odori Park, Angel Square in Hisaya Odori Park).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 8 min. from Nishikibashi I.C. of the Nagoya Expressway

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