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God Save the Buono!

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What NOT to do?
Grip the idols’ hands with too much force: These girls are fragile, treat them as so. Put your palms into theirs with just enough tension that your fingers wrap around theirs and let them do the squeezing. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt, even girls with strong grips such as Maimi are gentle on fans.
(via Road to Morning Musume ’14 concert in NYC part 3 - Jicchan)

What NOT to do?

Grip the idols’ hands with too much force: These girls are fragile, treat them as so. Put your palms into theirs with just enough tension that your fingers wrap around theirs and let them do the squeezing. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt, even girls with strong grips such as Maimi are gentle on fans.

(via Road to Morning Musume ’14 concert in NYC part 3 - Jicchan)

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“明治時代には、娘義太夫の語りが佳境に入ると、ファンが「ドースル、ドースル」と合いの手を入れるのがお決まりだったとのこと。現代でいえばミックスを打つようなもので、オタ芸は19世紀からあったということがわかります。ドルヲタの先祖ともいえる義太夫オタは「ドースル連」と呼ばれ、この言葉は昭和初期あたりまで使われていたようです。当時のおっかけは、人力車の時代なので本当に追いかけていって、自宅に上がり込んで炊事洗濯を手伝ったファンまでいたというからすごい時代です。”

In Meiji Period, it was usual that audience would respond to Musume Gidayuu (female performers in GIdayuu, a kind of Joururi, a Japanese traditional theatrical art) as getting in the most interesting part of show by chanting “Dou-suru? Dou-suru? (Whatcha gonna do?)”. It seems just like wotas doing MIX (one of wota-gei) today, so you could say wota-gei had already existed since 19th century. Gidayuu-wotas, could be regarded as the precursors to idol-wotas, were called Dou-suru Ren (Dou-suru Company) and this term had been used even until early in Showa Period. Those followers in those days would actually follow their idol on rickshaw leaving theatre to her house. There said to be some fans who would even get in her house to help her with houseworks and cooking. It was a awesome period really.

幻の近代アイドル史 - 男の魂に火をつけろ!

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前にNHKでやってた「東京カワイイTV」で様々なギャル文化に触れてきた沢村一樹さんが最終回で言ってた『理解できなくていいんです。否定しなければ。』は本当に名言だと思う。

It’s OK even if you can’t understand something at all, unless you deny it.

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Twitter / you_mikimoto (via gearmann)

(via yaruo)

"趣味の近い人をかき集めているはずのtwittreのTLでもやっぱり趣味あわねーな感があるのは不気味の谷に落ちてるせいなのだろうか。 趣味の近い人同士ほど趣味の違いに敏感になる"

そいれんの頭脳改革 on Twitter (via igi)

(via mmmmmmmmmy)

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Now the 12th Gen member has been revealed!

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"高校のときに能や歌舞伎が「事前に知識を蓄えておかないと楽しめない」というのを知って「そりゃ廃れるわな」と思ったが、今考えてみると現代のアーティストによるライブも同じような状態だな"

Twitter / hashtamura (via yellowblog)

(via atm09td)

"かつてあンなに好きだったものが、あまりピンとこなくなり興味を失う事がある。それに費やした時間やお金を考えると唖然とするが、それは自分が次の段階へ上がったのだと喜ぶ事なのだ。無駄が人生を豊かにする事は多い。皮肉な事に、この世で大して役に立たないものが、最も楽しいものだったりする。"

Twitter / koikekazuo (via tkr)

(via atm09td)

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"I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me."

"I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me."

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Michishige: Eripon, don’t do it in public.

Michishige: Eripon, don’t do it in public.

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9th Gen

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10th Gen

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Morning Musume in motion