Sunday, December 03, 2006

Japanese Dragon Dancing

Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance often seen in festival celebrations in Chinese culture. In the opening ceremony of the Doha Asian Game however, audiences were surprised to see Dragon Dancing team representing the Japan.

Dragon is an imaginary creature in Chinese culture that rules the rivers and oceans. The Chinese emperor is often seen as dragon in another life form. Like Korea and Vietnam, Japan was heavily influenced by Chinese culture.

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