Meet These “Tokyo Idols”! Tokyo’s Dancelicious “Pop Idol” Dance Phenomenon!

No one beats Tokyo’s dance phenomenon! And please read the entire story to understand that these are wholesome, positive singing and dancing competition that are very popular in Japan –

johnrieber

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Welcome To The “Tokyo Idol Festival!”

I wanted to share a musical performance phenomenon underway in Tokyo – one that we happened upon!

First, according to wikipedia:

“in Japanese pop culture, “idol” is a term typically used to refer to young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired for their cuteness.”

That “cuteness” is a cultural phenomenon in Tokyo – look at the crowd at this recent Tokyo Idol festival!

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Here is a YouTube video from “The Tokyo Idol Project” – and gives you an idea of what this phenomenon looks like up close:

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The Making Of A “Pop Idol!”

These young women are terrific dancers, great performers, and upbeat entertainers.

As wikipedia points out:

“Idols are intended to be role models. They are supposed to have a good public image and be good examples to young people. Idols aim to play a wide range of roles as media personalities (tarento)…

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8 replies

  1. I remember the original post, John. It seems that admiring young school age girls is socially acceptable in Japan. That’s unlikely to fly in most western nations these days.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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