We are happy to annouce the 2nd Penang Yosakoi Parade, to be held on Saturday, March 1st 2014.

The inaugural event held this year was hugely successful for a first-time event, having attracted over 350 dancers and paraders, 70 stalls and 15,000 visitors during this one-day event held in the Esplanade and along Beach Street.

The theme of the event this year is FESTIVALS and will feature dances and attractions representing festivals of Japan, as well as some of Penangs famous festivals. The underlying theme is to showcase the cultural diversity, depth and breadth of festivals that are being celebrated on the streets, in both Japan and Penang.

We very much welcome your participation and look forward to hearing from you!

Please don’t feel shy about giving us your feedback also!


The newspapers that have online coverages from the last year are also here:-


Documentary highlight of 2013 2013年度のハイライト映像 Present by: AerialWorkz & Motive Production. (Thank you so much!!)

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Reflections and Thank you!!!

The Penang Yosakoi Parade & Carnival has come and gone and by most accounts, it was a roaring success, thanks to the Co-organisers, Sponsors, Participants, helpers and the approx 15,000 people who took trouble to come all the way to see, feel and experience a Japanese Carnival event!

A very big “Thank you” to everyone who came to support and have fun on the day!

Right now, there are TONS of photos and blogs covering the event on the web, and the photos are really fantastic! Please check our Facebook page for postings and sharings from those who attended the event.

The newspapers that have online coverage are also here:-


At this point, Id like to express my sincere appreciation to the team members of the Penang Yosakoi Parade Organising Committee who not only committed their time and effort, but literally sacrificed their sleep and family commitments, to only gain (more) white hairs and heartache to put this event on the Penang map.

We are literally a group of housewives (yes, its true but one of us does actually have a proper job and another is actually a guy! Haha!), who got together with this crazy dream to bring Yosakoi to Penang and to let everyone experience a Japanese carnival atmosphere here in Penang.

As the Organiser, we would be the first to admit that it was obviously not perfect, as there were many issues such as crowd control and lack of announcements that caused inconvenience and problems. These problems were not without reason and largely stem from lack of funds, which meant we had to rely a lot on voluntary contribution. But the nature of voluntary contributions is that it is very dependent on whims of the contributor, so while the voluntary spirit is there, things sometimes do not go as planned. While we acknowledge and appreciate their contribution, we hope to have your understanding and forgiveness for the shortcomings noted.

On the last note, we hope that the event has shown the people of Penang the concept of a Yosakoi night, and that this will inspire people to pledge their support early in the year so that we can indeed hold it again next year! From now till end April 2013, we are hoping to see Sponsors, Vendors, helpers coming forward so if you know of any one who would like to participate in Penang Yosakoi 2014, please get in touch!

Again, thank you sooooo much everyone once again from the bottom of our hearts,
Representing the Pink Hibiscus Club Organising Team
Emi Yamazaki
Kiyoka Naruke, Hitomi Ogawa, Daniel Stuart, Chng Soo Bee and Miki Kobayashi

CASH Coupons + FREE Lucky Draw

Buy CASH Coupons in advance and get one FREE Lucky Draw ticket to win

TWO Return Air-Tickets to Japan!!

And throughout the night, you will also stand a chance to win LOTS of other fantastic prizes!!

These Coupons are just like cash – for every RM10 you buy, you get one Lucky Draw ticket worth RM5. Cash coupons can be use at any of the stalls during the event, so you don’t lose out!

Note: Cash Coupon + Lucky Draw ONLY available before 19th January!Only Lucky Draw tickets will be on sale during the event – (1 lucky draw = RM5)

You can order and arrange pre-payment of Coupons by contacting us at our email penangyosakoiparade@gmail.com

or visit any one of our supporting stalls to buy your coupons from 3rd January 2013 onwards!

  1. Fourseason Bakery – Straits Quay, Tanjong Tokong
  2. Gartien Pineapple cake – Lorong McAlister
  3. Penang Butterfly Farm – Teluk Bahang
  4. Cherry Art Studio – Tanjong Tokong - Suria Tanjung 97-G-07,Jalan Fettes
  5. PenangPAC Box Office – Straits Quay Convention Centre 4th Floor, Jln Seri Tanjong Pinang
  6. Sushi Bar – Basement Floor, Gurney Plaza
  7. and Sushi Kin outlets in Penang!

There will be more stalls popping up, so do keep checking in for the updated list and get your friends to buy!

Deadline coming!!

Thank you everyone for joining the event! We look forward to a great evening out.

Now, as we are fast approaching the date, I’d like to remind everyone of the DEADLINE for Parade registration and also for Stalls at the Carnival. It’s SATURDAY 22nd December!

So for those of you who have not registered and wish to do so, please make sure you register and pay by the 22nd! Thanks!

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