Toyohashi Matsuri (Eejyanaika Dancezanmai) is held every year in October (Saturday and Sunday). It is a Festival that is celebrated by the whole city, mainly in the vicinity of Toyohashi Station, Hirokoji Avenue and Toyohashi Park.
Saturday: main events
- From 10:30 am to 17:30 pm, the Eejanaika Toyohashi competition and dance demonstration is held at Matsuba Kouen (Park).
- And between 18:30 pm and 20:20 pm, on the avenue in front of the station, there will be a general dance performance, with the participation of approximately XNUMX thousand people.
Sunday: main events
- From 11 am to 15:30 pm on Avenida Hirokoji, the Eejanaika Toyohashi Pareca will be held, when the participating groups will make presentations with dance, music and costumes.
- From 15:00 pm to 17:40 pm, there will be the end of the event with the awards of the dance groups and the show of the DOEE group by Toyohashi, in addition to other attractions on the stage set up especially for the event.
At the festival you have the choice of the Queen of Toyohashi.
The main event of the Festival is the Odori Station Boulevard contest, a dance circle that spreads with the 4 chosen songs, not only the participants, but also the spectators and listeners will sing and dance animatedly.
The festival features many highlights; Eejanaika Toyohashi Pareka, which unites a parade and a carnival, a dance festival with various presentations and participation by groups of Brazilians and foreigners.
At Odori the dance gathers about 20.000 people on the streets of (Ekimae-odori), Hirokoji-dori and Kayamachi-dori, spreads across the entire city with dancing and applause.
And as always, food stalls where you can taste local delicacies could not be missing, are also a popular feature of this festival.
Eejyanaika Toyohashi is a wonderful and fun event, and considered the best event in the Toyohashi City.