"Brazilian Carnival" in Yokohama

Yokohama Travel Blog

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The week before, by chance, I ended up in the middle of a germanish Oktoberfest. And this time, as I was just wandering around Yokohama, planning to go to Chukagai and further, I saw a huge crowd of colourful people with drums, apparently waiting for something to begin. So I decided to wait as well. Until the thing began: someone stood in the middle of the crowd, gave some short instructions in japanese, and everyone started to play, altogether, on the exact same rhythm. Three blows in a whistle, and they changed rhythm, altogether. Other people started to dance. It was quite impressive, actually. Then started some kind of contest, with different groups of musicians, dancers and singers performed one after the other. And eventually, once again, during one hour, playing altogether, like if they had known the rhythms and breaks for ages, like if they had already been playing altogether (hundreds of them) for years...
It looks like Japan is quite a disorienting country... But I like that! Next time, I hope I'll manage to get to something more "japanese"...
LostInSpace2010 says:
You are the lucky one, aren't you! Seeing so many unexpected things in a short time! =)
Posted on: Aug 01, 2010
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