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February 20, 2012

Japanese Dancers

Filed under: Japan — Tags: — admin @ 6:20 am

Shigin-Kado and Shigin-Buyo.

Shigin is a form of Japanese poetry, which is usually chanted, either individually or within a group. Buyo or Nippon/Nihon Buyo is a traditional Japanese performing art, a mixture of dance and pantomime.

Samurai Dance
Samurai Dance

According to the Japanese Classical Dance Association, “nihon buyo is an artistic dance based on the tradition of classical techniques transmitted from preceding forms of art, and expressed through the medium of the stage.”

Dance with spear
Dancer with spear

Flower Arranging
Flower Arranging

Dance with fan
Dancer with fan

Dancer
Dancer

Samurai Dance
Samurai Dance

Dance with spear
Dance with spear

2 Comments »

  1. I love these photos of these Japanese dancers – especially the one with the sword. Can you tell me more about them?

    Comment by Kimiye Touchi — November 18, 2015 @ 3:09 am

  2. I really do not know all that much more than I have described in the post.
    Do a search for “nihon buyo” and “samurai dance”

    sorry 🙂

    Comment by admin — November 20, 2015 @ 5:41 am

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