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Best to see my Shotoku Matsuri Youtube video to hear the songs and see the dance.Held near Yokaichi Station in summer, the Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri is a bon dance featuring Shiga's native Goshu Ondo folk song. 八日市聖徳まつり・江州音頭総おどり
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Held near Yokaichi Station in summer, the Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri is a bon dance featuring Shiga's native Goshu Ondo folk song. 八日市聖徳まつり・江州音頭総おどり
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Yagura tower where the singers and musicians perform Goshu Ondo songs.
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Local mascots like Gao appear on stage
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Soon this street perpendicular to Yokaichi Station will be filled with dancers.
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Entrance to Honmachi arcade.
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Honmachi Saturday Night Market is held on the same day as the Shotoku Matsuri. 本町土曜夜市
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Lots of people inside Honmachi arcade. So many people that it got quite hot. There's no real ventilation.
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Yokaichi's connection with yokai comes from its place name "Yokaichi," a pun for "Land of Yokai." Although "Yokaichi" does not mean that.
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The Yokai goblin parade proceeded through the Honmachi arcade.
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Yokai parade led by Gao.
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The dance begins.
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