On February 13, the curtain rose on the Divine Performing Arts' second Tokyo show at Wel City, Tokyo, Japan.
"The fairy costumes are so beautiful that I am out of words of praise." These were the first words that Ms. Okutomi Mutuko, a Chinese painting student, expressed to the reporter during the intermission.
She continued, "Although this is the first time I've seen Chinese dancing, the entire show is very easy to understand. The manifestation of dance is very powerful, and the vocalists' expression of the music is so beautiful, resonant, and hearty." She expressed her gratitude to her Chinese painting teacher who brought her to this never-before-seen and brand-new Chinese traditional dance show.
Okutomi introduced herself as a Chinese painting student, saying that she mastered the technique of Chinese painting in four years. She said the evening show brought inspiration to her learning of Chinese painting.
"The backdrop of this show is such a grand sight that I have never seen before. It is something that Japan doesn't have. The power of the expression is far beyond my imagination. The Buddhas and sceneries change continuously along with the plot of the play. It is simply magnificent. Japan is unable to do this kind of stage representation at the present time."
A friend who came with Okutomi also expressed her feelings. She introduced herself as a "Japanese kabuki fan who loves stagecraft." She really enjoyed "the powerful demonstration of the fairies in the backdrop--It is so vivid."
Okutomi and her friend were both very surprised by the performance of the "Drummers of the Tang Court." Okutomi said, "The Nippon Taiko [Japanese drum] is set down, but Chinese drums are carried on the back and beat with great momentum. It is so very touching."
Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular next performs in Nagayo, Japan on February 19 and 20. For other shows in the Divine Performing Arts world tour, please visit: www.DivinePerformingArts.org. The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Chinese Spectacular.