Sunday, 15 January 2012

How to use a fan

 How to use a sensu, the fan, is central in Japanese dance education and outside the stage too, everybody use fan in Japan, men as well and so men should move differently from girls, unless.....

Hanayagi sensei (master) is a traditional Japanese actor, dancer and teacher, I took this photos in the Summer 2007 in his studio in Tokyo. He was teaching to this lovely girl named Mina, how a girl should walk in the traditional dance. She wear a very nice dark green yukata (cotton summer kimono) with lot of little bunnies drawn on it, she is really beautiful and elegant. (originally posted on the 7th October 2007)