Saturday, August 10, 2013

Eisa dancers from Japan

Eisa is a form of folk dance originating from the Okinawa Islands, Japan. In origin it is a Bon dance that is performed by young people of each community during the Bon festival to honor the spirits of their ancestors. However, it underwent drastic changes in the 20th century and is today seen as a vital part of Okinawan culture [source: Wikipedia]

Sent by yuuri for "Japan to the rest of the world tag"

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