THE UNIVERSIADE CLOSING CEREMONY

Hakata style

The Fukuoka Dome will come alive to the spirit of the renowned fliat

festival ofHakata,YAMAGASA Watch sa many men dressed in Mizuhappi and

Shimekomi (tradditional outfits the festival) burst out on to the field

holding lanterns, shouting "Os-syoi", a common phrase used when carrying the

floats during this festival. the men will sing Hakata lwai Uta, the

traditional song of celebration in Hakata's tradition. afterwards, two

YAMAGASA floats will be carryed to the sound of a drum. The performance in

the dome will reflect the actual festinal's flavor. during the closing

ceremony,once again highlights of Hakata's festivals will appear.


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