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