WHAT IS UZUMARU?
Uzumaru is a Yosakoi dance team from San Jose's Japantown. Yosakoi is a traditional Japanese dance that originated from Kochi prefecture.
Uzumaru is a yosakoi team from San Jose Japantown that was founded in December 2017 by Ikumi Sekiguchi. The name "Uzumaru" comes from "uzu" (渦 / whirlpool) and "maru" (丸 / circle). "Uzu" symbolizes Ikumi's desire to draw the audience into the joy and excitement of yosakoi, while "maru" symbolizes the Japanese flag. Uzumaru hopes to enthrall the audience with their performances, and have each member's heart and soul shine through their dancing.
No dance experience is necessary to join Uzumaru and we are currently looking for new members who would like to join! If you are interested in joining, please email !!