The pacific facing region of Tosa is a treasure island.
About Kochi Prefecture.
Kochi Prefecture faces the vast Pacific Ocean and covers half of southern part of Shikoku island. In former times it was called Tosa. Its distance from the Island Sea coastal side, as well as being divided by a steep mountain range, has preserved its unique culture.
The average temperature and rainfall of Kochi Prefecture
Facing the Pacific Ocean, Kochi has a warm, humid climate with its annual rainfall the highest in the country except for Okinawa. It snows in the mountains, but generally it has fine days even in winter, although the temperature can drop to three degrees below zero at night, and there can be a big temperature change during the day. The annual average temperature along the coast is around 17 degrees and the hottest season is after the rainy season at the end of July. The maximum temperature rises above 35 degrees and it can stay hot and humid all night. In spring and autumn the climate is very moderate and pleasant.
The mid-summer festival "Yosakoi -Matsuri"
Yosakoi Matsuri was centered the Kochi chamber of commerce and industry to blow off the recession in August, 1954, to pray for the citizens' health and prosperities, and to press the shopping street promotion and started. The dancer who has the clapper of about 15,000 people or more exerts his/her ingenuity, and dances the city wildly in the dance place in the competing place and 6 places of nine places the tenth, the 11th (real thing the second), and the 12th (post-night festival and national athletic meeting) for four days in the Kochi city on August 9 every year (festival at the previous night). More than about 100 groups...
Yosakoi Matsuri sensitively takes the new to the flow in the age, and making of the team to individuality advances now. The band performance of the lock increases from traditional music, and the hairstyle and clothes of rich individuality are one of the viewpoints. The dance of classics and choreography exert one's ingenuity. It is festival that they are not made to get tired as for the spectator.
A lot of entertainers also participate every year, and the production team related to the entertainer is coming out recently and the content of which each team raises the level every year cannot be missed.
It is a festival of the hottest summer of south Tosa where it can enjoy widely participating from a small child to the young person and the elderly person.