Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Makes Me Smile

There are moments being an expat when you think to yourself, Why am I here again? Oh, I don't know, maybe you go into a bar and order a margarita and a plate of buffalo wings and they say, Huh? Or perhaps you get the third degree from someone you don't even know because you forgot to wear shoes to retrieve your mail.

And then there are moments like this:

The above is a Japanese band called Yura Yura Teikoku. The song is called "Yakousei no Ikimono Sanbiki"..."Three Nocturnal Creatures". The dance is most likely a version of Awa Odori, my absolute favorite Japanese dance. It sounds like I'd get sick of it, but I haven't yet. For now it just makes me very, very happy. I mean deep down I-wanna-dance happy!


Anonymous said...

My ex-momo came from Naruto, and that part of Shikoku has lots of varieties of the Awajishima dances. Naruto's was based on botan picking. I saw one north of Nagoya that was based on washing dyed silk in the river, and another from Atsumi Hanto near Toyohashi that was turning drying fish.

Kappa no He said...

Completely and totally awesome. Julyan did one at school that was potato picking. I'm afraid turning the drying fish wins though. Ha ha.

MDK said...


Those guys are in perfect synch.