Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Thousand Hands of the Goddess of Mercy


Once a year Japan airs a 24 hour TV marathon to raise money for charities and the disabled similar to the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in concept. This video is the act or dance of the "Senju Kannon" (or more formally Kanzeon): The 1000 hands of the Goddess of Mercy.
[Found @ TV in Japan]

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4 comments:

OMYWORD! said...

I believe that all the dancers are deaf, and so there are 4 directors in the wings at each corner, giving them visual signals. Amazing and lovely.

Tony said...

Wow, that makes it even more amazing. I didn't find a whole lot of information on the actual dance since I primarily researched the show and the Goddess herself. Thanks for another tidbit.

Anonymous said...

The Japanese are pretty darn amazing with this kind of stuff. Have you seen the show Kinshan Taisho?
http://japansugoi.com/wordpress/why-we-think-this-japanese-tv-show-is-the-best/

Tony said...

Thank you for this great link and site, Anonymous! I could pull myself away from all the coolness that is Japanese :) I plan on visiting often and will feature some of the posts in the near future here on Bonez. Again, thank you for visiting Bonez and hope to see you back soon and often and maybe even a little less "anonmymous" (grin).

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