2010 – Iki-shi, Nagasaki-ken, Japan, Earth

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The umbrellas are very delicate.Thursday is fan dancing day–and even though it’s called Fan Dancing, you can use pretty much anything to dance with: no fan required!  Ava “TANK” Flave and I are learning a dance (舞子はん) that uses these silk umbrellas.  You’d be surprised how many rules there are to hold an umbrella like a woman.  And also: show off your neck.  I keep hunching my shoulder, and Graceful-sensei keeps shoving it down saying “首!首!” (Neck! Neck!)

We have a pretty big rehearsal coming up next weekend.  We’re going to meet a very famous male dancer.  I’m excited!

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One response

  1. Oh so pretty!! Sigh…I want to fan dance. Every time you mention it, it makes me long to take part 😛

    February 2, 2010 at 03:41

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