Do you know the 'Dancing Rabbits' who used to liven up Furumachi-Niigata-cityduring the Christmas season? They are the five rabbit puppets that used to make the town lively with song and dance every Christmas season in the show window of the former DAIWANiigata shop!
However, he disappeared when the DAIWANiigata branch closed in 2010. Many people said they were sad to see him go, as he was so familiar to everyone.
The Dancing Rabbits have returned to the city of Niigata for the first time in three years!
The Dancing Rabbit was arranged by the " Furumachi-Niigata-cityShichibancho Shopping Street Promotion Association". They borrowed the 'Rabbit' from a Kanazawa City company that manages and owns it, in order to give visitors a chance to enjoy it.
They danced to the Christmas song 'True Nose Reindeer'. People who were out and about in the town stopped to watch the bunnies dance. Some mothers were heard to say, "I used to come here to watch them when I was a child" and "Oh, how nostalgic".
I'm actually afraid of my eyes!
Cute little bunnies I was looking at from afar. I couldn't help but run up to the glass of the show window because of their cuteness.
I put my face close to the glass and ...
Oooh... She looks quite realistic. It's a bit scary to see the whites of her eyes.
I can't say they have very good eyesight (laughs), and I'm a little worried that small children might be startled when they see them up close. But even real rabbits are like this!
By the way, these eyes do blink properly! See a photo of that moment.
I was very half-blind at the time. Blinking is a really fleeting moment, so I had a hard time capturing it! Please forgive me. But I was impressed by its high performance.
This year is the last dance! Maybe.
But people on the street look at them, some smile a little, others stop and look at them, and the street corner becomes a little dusty. I appreciate this kind of initiative, which brings back old memories for adults and new discoveries for children.
See, some children were dancing to Dancing Rabbit!
But this is the only year that the Dancing Rabbit can be rented at the moment. Perhaps this year will be Dancing Rabbit's last dance in the old town. A bit of a shame. A one-night-only reunion of a popular idol or band! Sounds like.
The Dancing Rabbit, which may never be seen again, is on display at Furumachi-Niigata-cityin the show window of the former DAIWANiigata shop until the 25th, from 10:00-20:00 daily. If you have time, why not come along?