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Photo Journal: Dynamic dancers

Dancers perform enthusiastically at the "26th Yosakoi Soran Festival" in the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, on June 7, 2017. The dance festival kicked off that day -- with the main event venue being located in the famous Odori Park in the city's Chuo Ward. From 6 p.m. on June 7, students and local dance teams from across the city took to the dance stage and performed energetically in front of cheering, applauding spectators. This year, a total of 280 dance teams from places such as Hokkaido, Taiwan, South Korea and Russia will take part in the festival, which will run until June 11. (Mainichi)

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