YEN is a shortening for “Yosakoi European Network”, a network meant to strengthen and spread yosakoi in Europe. At the moment six teams are part of the network.


Beside Zyka Yosakoi the teams are:

鯉道会 (Koidoukai)
Started in France in 2010 by a group of students at the University Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux and formally took the name Koidoukai in 2013.

You can find their homepage here and see their performances here.


雷電よさこい (Raiden yosakoi)
Started in the Netherlands at the Leiden University in 2011 by the Japanese Studies students. They do both Sou-odori and original performances.


You can find Raiden’s homepage here and see their performances here.


桜舞 ポーランド (Sakuramai Poland)
Started in 2012 and are based in Krakowie in Poland. The team is a sister team to 桜舞 (Sakuramai), a yosakoi team in Toronto in Canada started in 2008.

You can find Sakuramai Poland’s homepage here and see their performances here.


轟 (Todoroki)
Started in 2013 in Stuttgart in Germany. They do a broad range of dance styles ranging from Sou-odori to oriental styles and original performances.


You can find Todoroki’s homepage here and see their performances here.


よさこい Paris Hinodemai (Yosakoi Paris Hinodemai)

Started in 2014 in France and are based in Paris. The team consists of both adults and children.


You can find Yosakoi Paris Hinodemai’s homepage here and see their performances here.

よさこいヨーロッパ連合チーム 勠力協心(Yosakoi Europe United Team Rikuryoku Kyoushin)

Started in 2016 in Europe and are based in Stockholm. The team is international and consists of members from both Europe and other parts of the world.


You can find Yosakoi Europe United Team Rikuryoku Kyoushin’s homepage here and their performance here.



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