Well this is fairly awesome….certainly beats the Golf sale guys you see around London
In Japan, sometimes (if you’re lucky) you will see “Chindonya”.
Chindonya is like a Japanese traveling band for hire.
They used to be a common sight…but have become quite rare nowadays.
They dress in an over-the-top version Japanese traditional attire (although occasionally one member may wear something like a clown suit), and the women wear their hair and make-up like a geisha and the men often have their hair in a ちょんまげ (a top-knot that like those of samurai and sumo wrestlers).
The are paid by a store or restaurant to advertise a grand-opening or a sale.
The leader wears a sign board advertising the shop and might hand out flyers as well. Meanwhile, the whole band plays a distinct type of “music” that everyone knows is the sound of Chindonya.
Their name comes from the sound of the music the make. I guess “Chindonya” could best be translated as…
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