瑞花 YOSAKOI (Zyka Yosakoi) is Sweden’s first yosakoi team. We started in 2012 and have our base in Stockholm.
Since we started we have created two performances, Hatsuyuki, First Snow and Bankuramou, we have performed in Japan, founded YEN, Yosakoi European Network together with Raiden Yosakoi in the Netherlands and hosted Europe’s first Yosakoi Festival!
Yosakoi is an Japanese dance created in Kōchi in 1954, and is a modern version of a traditional summer dance called “Awa-odori”. Modern and traditional elements are combined and many teams create music, costume and choreography by themselves around a chosen concept. Teams can consist of up to 150 dancers and depending on the team the dancers can be small children, university students or elderly. No one is too old or too young for yosakoi!
Through Zyka, we hope to spread the joy and energy characteristic of yosakoi in order to let as many as possible experience them. We practice during winter season at Aggregat in Sundbyberg and during summer season in Humlegården.