Today is my second post for the 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge from my Friendly Friday co-host Amanda. In this post I will feature people from distant places.
Travel Photo – Day 3
Dotonbori in Osaka, Japan is famous for it’s night life and lights. Originally it was a theatre district and like theatre districts everywhere, a myriad of restaurants and entertainment venues sprung up around it. Add to that a glittery array of neon lights and billboards, the most famous being the Glico running man and you have a destination spot for revelers and fun-seekers alike. At some point the entertainment spilled out into the streets and at night-time the alleyways are packed with people enjoying live jazz, impromptu line dances and traditional Japanese music.
Travel Photo – Day 4
These men were very focused on a dance performed in the street with live taiko drums in the background. Have you ever heard Japanese taiko? Can you imagine what it sounds like up close? Play this audio clip for a sample.
Street performers in Dotonbori night market in Osaka, Japan
By the way, if you are wearing headphones, I do suggest turning down the volume.
Oh! You didn’t read this before listening? Consider yourself tapped as People Caught Unaware! 🤣