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January 23, 2012

Japanese Culture

Filed under: Japan — Tags: , — steve_happ @ 10:36 am

Furano Cultural Night.

Last night I headed up the hill to the second floor of Furano Ski-jo for the first Japanese Cultural night for 2012. Last year I made a few videos of the cultural performances, and this year I had my camera. The light was not so good, so I was struggling to get decent photos.

hand painting
Hand painting

When we first went in, the kids were getting their faces and hands painted by an artist. They were similar in style to the belly paintings which you will see later.

Japanese dancer with fan
Japanese Dancer with fan

There were a few groups of dancers and they got some of the Gaijin (Westerners) up to have a go at using a fan and juggling. This lady looked like she was having a good time.

Furano Dancer
Japanese Dancer

Afterwards, the ladies got up on the stage so the gaijin could get their photos taken with the dancers.

Japanese dancers
Photo Opportunity

The belly dancers have faces painted on the bellies and then they dance around. This guy has been in training all year down the pub.

Furano Belly painting

Furano Belly Painting

Here is a shot of the guys dancing with the belly paintings.

Furano Belly Dance
Furano Belly Dance

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