Sunday, October 1, 2017

Yamakataya Culture Classes Exhibition, Sept. 30

As mentioned before, the Yamakataya department store offers "open campus"-style classes during the week, and every few months the students get to demonstrate their skills in front of an outside audience. Based on the schedule this time, the most popular classes are for hula, dancing, and singing, although there was one group that played guitar. I stopped by long enough to catch the last two groups - rhythm dancing and "Music from our street." Neither were interesting enough to justify shooting video.

The rhythm dancers are just finishing their set, and the singers are waiting on the sidelines.

I'd estimate that there were 150 people in the audience at 3 PM.

I only stuck around long enough for one song, which was a chorale-like Japanese folk song.
I think past exhibitions have been more interesting.

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