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Experience Chindonya チンドン屋

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

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Image credit: Facebook of Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

 

On 12 August, Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore, presented a rare and unique Japanese street performance known as Chindonya チンドン屋 by Chindon Tsushinsya ちんどん屋通信社, which is one of the top Chindonya performance group in Japan at this year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).

 

Chindonya, which began to emerge at the end of the Edo period and over the years, is a type of elaborately costumed performers in Japan that march along the streets to advertise shops or other establishments and the performers have developed their own unique and contemporary style which now becomes part of Japan’s culture.

 

They use voices, musical instruments such as drum or trumpet, and performance of famous play or movie characters to catch the attention of people. The word chin and don symbolises the Japanese sound to describe the instruments, and the -ya suffix roughly represents to what equates to the English "-er" suffix in this context

 

Image credit: Facebook of Japan Creative Centre (JCC) 

 

The Chindonya was first performed at the Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building on 12 August followed by Amphitheatre (13 August) and Victoria Theatre (14 August). More images and videos can be found at www.facebook.com/JCCEOJ

 

 

Source: Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

 

Photos: Facebook of Japan Creative Centre (JCC)Posted by Admin in Events on 19 Aug 2015

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