Sunday, June 24, 2007

A 'non-violent' martial art

I had been hoping to share with you today a clip from a favourite film, but..... as I whinged a little while ago, China's Net Nanny has decided - in its oh-so-very-finite wisdom - that I am not to be allowed free and unfettered access to YouTube any more.

Oddly enough, one of the few groups of videos on the site I do still seem to be able to search and view to my heart's content is the very funny 'Japanese Tradition' series, to which we were tipped off by Leah some months ago (that "Etiquette of the sushi-shop" one is definitely the best, but I quite like most of the others too).

Here's one on the noble art of origami - culminating in a wonderfully po-faced 'duel' between two venerable origami masters.

Fantastic stuff! (And proof that I'm not all gloom & doom this weekend!!)


Anonymous said...

Magnificent duel!

Froog said...

Glad you liked it, Mr A. Have you checked out the rest of the series yet?

I'm going to post 1 or 2 more of them on here, I think.

It appears the Japanese can laugh at themselves (or at least happily set themselves up to be laughed at by foreigners). That is one of the many steps towards a higher civilization that China has yet to make.