High Profile Japanese Video Series "Dancing in the Four Seasons of Fukushima" Launched in 3 Languages!

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'Fukushima in Spring', a dance performed at Hanami-yama to the song 'Kami no Manimani' (Photo: Busin ...

'Fukushima in Spring', a dance performed at Hanami-yama to the song 'Kami no Manimani' (Photo: Business Wire)

"Dancing in the Four Seasons of Fukushima" Video Series Launched in Three Languages!

On December 21 (Mon), the highly popular Japanese video series, "Dancing in the Four Seasons of Fukushima," was launched in the three language versions, making it available to enjoy in English, Chinese (traditional and simplified characters), and Korean.

The "Dancing in the Four Seasons of Fukushima" series are videos that showcase both the dance performances of performers connected to the area, set to various musical compositions, and the breathtaking beauty of Fukushima's four seasons, which serves as a backdrop to the performances. Released videos include the Summer Edition, "'Iwaki in Summer', a dance performed by Junior High School student street dancing team FORCE ELEMENTS at Aquamarine Fukushima," which was also selected in the 2015 Yahoo Video Topics Awards as one of the stand-out local PR videos (announced on December 4); Spring Edition, "'Fukushima in Spring', a dance performed at Hanami-yama to the song 'Kami no Manimani'"; and Autumn Edition, "'Urabandai in Autumn', a dance performed by ballerinas amidst autumn colors."

Videos reveal the picturesque scenery of Fukushima in the background

The Dancing in the Four Seasons of Fukushima series highlights not only the magnificent dance performances of the performers, but also the picturesque scenery that Fukushima Prefecture prides itself on, which varies season to season. Be sure to enjoy these along with the performances.

'Fukushima in Spring', a dance performed at Hanami-yama to the song 'Kami no Manimani'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BFdY8rALYA
Second year university student Arisa Nakagawa, an active model and dancer born in Fukushima City, performs against the backdrop of Hanamiyama in full bloom, revealing a colorful array of cherry blossoms and countless other spring flowers.

'Iwaki in Summer', a dance performed by junior high school student street dancing team FORCE ELEMENTS at Aquamarine Fukushima
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny8z5XaJoNA
Fukushima City Junior High School student street dancing team FORCE ELEMENTS performs against the backdrops of Environmental Aquarium Aquamarine Fukushima, Shioyasaki Lighthouse, and Iwaki Marine Tower in Misaki Park.

'Urabandai in Autumn', a dance performed by ballerinas amidst autumn colors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwy6Hrim6to
Ballerinas from the Hitomi Takeuchi School of Ballet in Fukushima Prefecture perform against the backdrops of autumn colors savoured in popular locales , including the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art; Goshiki-numa (a cluster of five volcanic lakes, featured here are Bishamon-numa and Yanigi-numa); Lake Hibara; Lake Onogawa; and waterfall Onogawa Fudo-no-taki.

List of website URLs for series videos in English, Chinese, and Korean

Spring Edition (at Hanami-yama)
・English
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SigrGSopMes
・Chinese (traditional characters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znltQYIDvZU
・Chinese (simplified characters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hun-N7O9Fs
・Korean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui0cJNw0skQ

Summer Edition (in Iwaki)
・English
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3qZTKfKx0
・Chinese (traditional characters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfj2wFvsnp0
・Chinese (simplified characters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HoVfjy07Z0
・Korean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5JmDqvNM9U

Autumn Edition
・English
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxRKhl3QtZA
・Chinese (traditional characters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTo3_gzoeEk
・Chinese (simplified characters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpONCNwY-R4
・Korean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX_q8HfBFsw



Contact:

For inquiries concerning this release, please contact:
Fukushima Prefecture
Tatsushi Otsuki, +81-24-521-7124
Deputy Director
Public Relations Division
Fax: +81-24-521-7901
2-16 Sugitsumacho, Fukushima-city 960-8670




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