So-Odori is a festival of dance, which takes place with Niigata in the north of Japan with mid-September since 2001 and during 3 days. But there exists since the 18th century. At the time the populations danced and drank to forget misery and to hope for better days. To the sounds of instruments popular and drums, the dancers carry sometimes to the feet of the geta Japanese traditional shoe out of wooden or of the koashida, higher. This evening of winter I had been entitled to a small demonstration with the seat of association.