Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Chindonya - Old Style Japanese Advertising
This afternoon on my way home from work I came across this band of very colourful people known as "Chindonya". Chindonya are elaborately costumed Japanese street musicians that advertise for shops and other establishments. The performers were used to advertise the opening of new stores and other venues, or to promote special events as for example sales. I really had to stop and take a few photos of these people who were advertising for a TV station.