daidogei street performance
The first Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka was held in 1992 after 3 years of planning.
The 9thWorld Cup last year had a record making 1.66 million visitors during its 4 days. It has definitely begun to spread throughout Japan with visitors from outside of the prefecture increasing every year .
The Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka It uses the street corners and parks as its stage and is supported by many volunteers, resident clowns, commercial sponsors, government, many fantastic audience members (who sometimes become performers) and performers from all over the world.
Its held usually the first 4 days in november...
Book schedules are sold in bookstores a few weeks in advance which is nice to have in order to plan out your route for the different shows you wishes to see..the cost of the book is 500 yen.
This year 2009 most of the major events and most popular shows where in the sumpu castle area but they are a few that are on the street area downtown..
A little canvas chair or a plastic sheet is nice to carry around for when you are able to be one of the few bunch of people in the front row but if you can not make it so early a good little light weight ladder(2 step) would be great to look over the crowd..:-)
View Travelogs pictures of this year events(2009)
DAIDOGEI 2009 video