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Why not Bon Dance?

Bon Dance is an event held during summer. It is a welcoming celebration for ancestors who come back to this world once a year.

The way of dance and music are different in each region, however all dancers perform the same dance sequence in unison.

I used to Bon dance when I was a kid. I haven't danced since then,
however this idea suddenly came up to me and now I'm planning to make a debut in this summer.

I need some practice in advance as I'm almost a beginner especially here, in Tokyo.

Youtube is great.


To be continued..

-Japanese-

夏の代名詞の一つ、盆踊り。お盆に帰ってくるご先祖様をお迎えするために踊ると言われています。
踊り方も音楽も地域によって様々ですが、踊り手たちはみな同じ動きをしてそれを繰り返して踊ります。
子供の頃はよく盆踊りに行っていましたが、それ以来はさっぱり。
存在すらもきれいに忘れていました。

でも今年は、急にまた参加したくなりこの夏は盆踊りデビューをしちゃおうかと企んでいます。

となればそれに向けて練習が必要で特に東京では踊ったことが無いので
ほとんど初心者のようなものです。

で、Youtubeで検索すると、たくさんありました。
感動。

続く・・

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