Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hip Hop Kids

On Saturday, I was walking past Tenmonkan at the north end on my way from the school to Maruya Gardens when I heard music coming from one of the smaller walkways. A little ways in, at the intersection in front of the Yamakataya department store, a sound system was set up, playing hip hop for the school kids taking turns to perform. This is probably part of one, or more, of the local dance studios putting on a show for the end of the year season. The kids showed a lot of energy, but the "dances" were largely the standard "walk and pose" technique used by groups like Exile, SMAP and AKB-48. That is, it's not exactly dancing as you see it in the west.

Nice clothes, though.

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