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Bentenya Japanese Chindon Perfomance

When: Friday, October 04, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: E-building, Poolside Cafe

Description:


Chindon-ya is an advertising business unique to Japan, which is now becoming rare. Chindon-ya wears flashy costumes and plays instruments with posters on their instruments and/or backs while marching down the streets. Chindon-ya is a part of the popular culture of Japan.


Who is Bentenya? 
Bentenya is one of the few professional female Chindon-ya in Japan, playing Japaense folksongs, J-pop, anime songs, etc. Since it started in 2008, Bentenya had won several prizes before becoming professional in 2011. Bentenya also won the National Chindon Competition in 2015 and is getting more and more widely known with media attention.


For more information, Please contact Prof. Hiroko Miyashita at hmiyashita@lagcc.cuny.edu