Miyazaki’s Best Dance Crew on Flickr.
Since I worked on Saturdays, I missed a lot of stuff going on in Miyakonojo and Miyazaki. This meant I had to hope something was happening on a Sunday if I wanted to get some photos of people out and about.
Both being small cities with “healthy” car cultures meant that I didn’t get to see too many people on the streets and the events were pretty much the only way to try and practice candid and performance photography. It was rare in Miyakonojo, but Miyazaki had some sort of semi-regular events each month. They were mostly put on by the local malls and stores to draw in customers. Sometimes local bands would put on a free show. Usually it’d be the local dance studios showing off their moves.
In Halifax the main distraction from the smallness of life here is playing music. You can’t swing a donair around without someone yelling, “Dude! My guitar!” In Miyazaki it was dance. Even a tiny burg like Miyakonojo had several studios. Three of my favorite students (Funny how your favorites turn out to be the naughty ones) were part of a dance show once. I tried to teach them my sweet booze moves but they didn’t take to them for some reason.
The shot above was taken with the mighty Olympus Pen EE2 half-frame camera. If scanning film wasn’t such a time-consuming bore I’d suggest everyone get one and use it.