Festival Report フェスティバル レポート 2013
In the year of celebrating their 15th birthday,
Canard Pekinois is back to Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka
for the first time in the last 6 years!
Comedy, acrobat (probably), sumo wrestling, and falconer, ......
Two white-faced guys astonish the people on the street,
sometimes softly, and sometimes vigorously.
Canard Pekinois run around, or run over the venue
while presenting their performance.
The spectators are instantly engaged in the show
and soon to be enchanted by a surreal experience in the world of Canard Pekinois.
You cannot look aside while they are putting a signboard
that says "preparing" in front of them.
To the question asking their feel and impression about Shizuoka,
where they finally came back in six years, they said in calm but excitedly,
"the show must go on for 10 days!",
"too many people, many, many," and
"as a celebration of our 15th birthday,
our rushing souls are dedicated to the Mt. Fuji,
the World Heritage, no, the Universal Heritaeg!
This is the greatest honour to us!"
...... Their burning passion may not be fully conveyed here,
and the overwhelming universal-scale appeal proved their powers of persuasion.
Lastly, here is useful information for their fans.
You can see them in Shizuoka also after the Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka.
Canard Pekinois, who are *not* Shizuoka-born,
but must have a great knowledge about Shizuoka more than ordinary Shizuoka people,
run a one-man art exhibition in Kawane Honcho by November 22, 2013.
Then they come down to Shizuoka city again to participate in Street Festival in Shizuoka 2013.
Look for "Taro Yasuda (安田太朗) on Facebook for more details.
Enjoy the different world of Canard Pakinois!
2013/11/04 03:55 PM