FUKUOKA, Japan—When surfing on the Internet, Noguromi Masaiti, former Onojo City Councilor, was attracted by the Shen Yun advertisement he saw on his computer. After checking it out, he decided to see the Shen Yun performance immediately.
He was deeply touched by the spectacular performance presented by Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company at Fukuoka Sunpalace Hall on the afternoon of Jan. 21, 2020 and felt as if his soul was soothed.
“Once the curtain was lifted, I couldn’t hold my tears,” he said. “I felt the power of divine beings.”
Captivated by New York-based Shen Yun’s extraordinary performance of classical Chinese dance with difficult skills, he admired Shen Yun performers’ dedication and devotion every moment.
“I immediately perceived how arduous training it takes [to accomplish such a high level performance].”
“As it takes perfect collaboration and repeated training, steadfast conviction should be something indispensable,” he added.
When hearing that all of these artists are Falun Gong practitioners believing in the principles of truth, compassion, and tolerance, he came to know it’s their belief that contributes to the splendid performance.
“Falun Dafa is also known as Falun Gong. It is a practice that combines teachings for self-improvement and meditation exercises. The teachings are centered on three main principles—truth, compassion, and tolerance. Shen Yun’s artists practice Falun Dafa, and it is a source of inspiration for our performances,” according to Shen Yun’s website.
The website further explains, “Both China and the West have a history of artists integrating spirituality into their work. In ancient China, artists would practice meditation and seek inner stillness and a connection with the universe; they believed that to create real art, one had to cultivate virtue and inner purity. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition.”
“No wonder [Shen Yun artists] can accomplish such a wonderful performance,” he continued.
“Each and every one of them is just awesome,” he said. “I think communists believing in atheism can never perform such a splendid performance.”
Noguromi Masaiti especially praised the value promoted by Shen Yun and believes that it’s something that society truly needs nowadays.
“It brings people hope and spiritual comfort,” he said.
Referring to Shen Yun’s popularity around the world, the former city councilor reiterated, “It would be very difficult to do so without the help from divine beings.”
With reporting by Lu Yong, Miranda Tsai, and Billy Shyu.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time and has covered audience reactions since the company’s inception in 2006.