International Day of Yoga 2023

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We invite you to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2023 together for 75 Days+, from April 3rd to June 21st. Yoga Mahotsav – II is Organized by “一般社団法人 Patanjali Japan Foundation” and Co-Organized by “一般社団法人 Buzz Cre 代表理事 吉田要”, “合同会社 HANA” and INTAG in collaboration with “The Embassy of India, Tokyo, Japan.”

After successfully conducting the International Day of Yoga series since 2015, especially 75 yoga classes in 2022, we are returning with the next most significant International Day of Yoga 2023 celebration in Japan. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. The proposal was first introduced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action … a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

Grand Finale Registration: Offline (IDY 2023)

We are going to celebrate the grand finale of the International day of yoga with a lot of surprises and more sparks…

IDY 2023 Attractions & More (Grand Finale)


By Yoko Matsushita


By Sachiko Ito


By Yoko Matsushita


by Kazuto Sashihara
(Main Music Director)


by Nobuhiro Atarashi


by Shinsuke Nishizava

75 Days Daily Yoga Online Registrations (IDY 2023)

In a mission to make yoga available to each individual as a part of his daily routine, just like eating, taking a bath, or sleeping, Patanjali Japan Foundation, like every other year, plans to have The International Day of Yoga on a grand scale.

It’s our motive to preserve ancient yogic knowledge and create more and more opportunities for students and teachers. In 2023, we plan again to have 75 yoga sessions as in 2022, comprising different yogic styles. We also plan to invite brilliant guest teachers to honor the event. The event will be held from April 3rd to June 21st for around three months.

75 Days Online Classes Schedule IDY 2023

Yoga Rally Programs International Day of Yoga 2023

On the occasion of International day of yoga 2023, We are also planning to go for the Yoga Rally at seven selected locations in Japan.

Yoga Rally Program Schedule

Awards & Sparks of Grand Finale IDY 2023

Winner will be awarded a certificate and a surprise gift.

  1. Yogi who joins more than 50 Days will be awarded special gift
  2. Present will be awarded to those who join all Yoga Rally programs
  3. Yoga Poster Competition (Post the poster at various places of shopping street)
  4. Yoga Article writing competition (Online)

Sponsors & Patrons Contribution For IDY 2023

Celebrating the series of 75 Days of Daily Yoga Sessions and the Grand Finale on June 18th 2023, We expect to reach online an average of 50,00,000 audience / per month for upcoming 3 months. We would like to invite you to sponsor this noble event to make it more successful. 

Let’s grow together!

Our Organizers & Partners

一般社団法人Patanjali Japan Foundation

Co-Organizer (Events related to Koto-Ku):
一般社団法人 Buzz Cre 代表理事 吉田要

Nominal Support:
The Embassy of India, Tokyo Japan (インド大使館)
Koto-ku Health and Sports Foundation

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Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art that originated in modern-day Kerala, a state on the southwestern coast of India.

Kalaripayattu is known for its long-standing history within Indian martial arts. It is believed to be the oldest surviving martial art in India, with a history spanning over 3,000 years. Don’t miss the great demonstration of kalarippayattu by Yoko sensei. She is learning at ‘Shaji’s school of Kalaripayattu’ in Chennai.

Sachiko Ito, an Oḍissi dancer, has danced for the gods at events and venues such as Sarasvati Puja, Ratha Yatra, the Indian Ambassador’s residence, Konno Hachiman Shrine, Haruna Shrine, Rengein Temple, Kousyouin Temple and the Mandala Museum.

She studies Indian philosophy, music, cuisine, and other aspects of Indian culture to express the profound world of Oḍissi. Her aim is to create an Oḍissi that reflects the joy of connecting with the Great Spirit and the radiance of life. She is going to perform “Moksha,” which means liberate.

Bharatanatyam is a major form of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu. It has flourished in the temples and courts of southern India since ancient times. It is known for detailed hand movements depicted through sign language (Mudras) and disciplined footwork characterized by a half squat posture (Aramandi).
Yoko Matsushita, Bharatanatyam Dancer , Yoga & Meditation Teacher & kalarippayattu Practitioner, Director and Founder ‘Studio Prachee’.
She started learning in Japan on 1992 and learning this Indian classical dance from Padma Bhushan Awarded Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar sir since 1994 in India.

Kazuto Sashihara is a disciple of the legendary Tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and his son Sri Anubrata Chatterjee.

He had been given “Ganda” (Indian Traditional Guru-Shysha musical knot) from his Guru Pandit Anindo Chatterjee in 2018.

As a Indian Classical Musician, he has performed in such as Swara Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Tribute Concert, Vidushi Ameena Perera Tribute Concert, in Kolkata India. He runs HEAT bEAT MUSIC which organize Indian classical music concerts, and also organize workshops such as Pt. Anindo Chatterjee Tabla workshop in Japan in 2019.

He is enthusiastic about teaching younger generations at his HEAT bEAT MUSIC Tabla School, Global International Indian School, Edogawa Indian Cultural Centre and Yomiuri Cultural Centre.

Atarashi Nobuhiro met and started to study with Shri Ramesh Dey of Hindustani music (northern Indian classical music) on sitar in 2006 which he visited Benares for the first time on his trip to India. He became a disciple of Dey’s guru, Pt Rabindra Narayan Goswami, a leading maestro both in Khayal and Dhrupad music of Varanasi in 2009 through his introduction.

He also has taken classes from Mr Kenji Inoue, who belongs to “Senia Rampur Sahaswan Gharana” the same school of khayal music, since 2017 under permission from his guru.

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument was invented in medieval India, flourished in the 18th century, and arrived at its present form in 19th-century India. Khusrau Khan, an 18th-century figure of Mughal Empire has been identified by modern scholarship as the originator of Sitar. According to most historians, he developed the sitar from the setar, an Iranian instrument of Abbasid or Safavid origin.

Another view supported by a minority of scholars is that Khusrau Khan developed it from Veena. Used widely throughout the Indian subcontinent, the sitar became popularly known in the wider world through the works of Ravi Shankar, beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Shinsuke Nishizawa is a sarangi player based in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2007, Shinsuke have studied under Ustad Nasir Khan who belongs to Moradhabad gharana which is known as the tradition of legendary sarangi maestro Padma Bhushan Ustad Sabri Khan saheb in Delhi. Especially got to be attracted Indian classical music, Shinsuke have worked on sarangi solo performance, and also engaged in accompaniment for kathak dance, tabla solo, and classical vocal music. He have played at many festivals, temples, Indian embassy etc, and he is also working as a sarangi teacher in Tokyo. And he is known as crazy dilettante of mushroom.

The sarangi is very unique Indian bowed string instrument. It has around 40 strings, the main 3 strings is gut strings (intestine of animals),and others are sympathetic metal strings which gives the sound more resonation. It is said the sound of sarangi is most close to human voice.

Historically, the sarangi have played an important role in Khyal music (one of the north Indian classical music forms). Is often have used as the accompaniment instrument of vocal music, and kathak dance etc. These days it also come to be recognized as solo instrument.

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