Hibiya Park Bonodori
If you’re in Tokyo today I and have a free evening I recommend heading to Hibiya to join in the huge bonodori dance festival happening there. Now, bonodori is probably as complicated as a dance can get while stile being invitingly simple. It takes a lot of self control and a sharp eye to learn the dances, and there are many of them, but once you do you’ll get a lot of respect! I saw a few foreigners being really good at it, and even one (or two) of the main performers where a Canadian woman who sang perfectly in a special Canadian bonodori dance. This weekend there are many bondodri festivals in Japan but this one is special because it has a lot of live singing instead of just a tape recorder. There’s also taiko drummers and beautifully dressed semi-professional dancers there to help out. Well worth visiting for a quick and intense shot of Japanese culture!