'Sparrow Dance' is one of traditional footman dances performed by dancers literally imitating sparrows' movements. It is considered to have originated from an improvised dance performed by stonemasons from Sakai in the Senshu region at a banquet celebrating the relocation of Sendai Castle. Hokusai Katsushika featured this 'Sparrow Dance' in the third volume of 'Hokusai Manga', one of his etehon (art manual) series. Hokusai's lively brush strokes vividly capture dance movements of people wearing footman's kimonos and hats, looking as if they are going to start moving at any moment.
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Yusuke Oono Yusuke Oono was born in Germany in 1983 and graduated from “The University of Tokyo” where he obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture. He is the recipient of the “Art Directors Club of New York” and has received many other awards. He works primarily as an architect but is also active in other related fields including interior product design and art installation.
40 , ills colour, 12 x 12 cm, box, Japanese