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30 2011

Seeing Belly Dance

belly dance

The Pakistani restaurant nearby (Siddique Palace Azabu) at which my sister and I sometimes have dinner holds a belly dance show on weekdays in the basement floor. Belly dancing is a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen.

Though we often listen to the dance music in the first floor and the staff asks us to go downstairs, we never saw it before because if we inadvertently go there and be seated, we wouldn’t come back until the show ends.

The restaurant was crowded yesterday, and all basement seats were booked up. When the show started, many customers in the first floor went to see the show standing up, so I became part of a crowd and saw it for a while.

Belly dancing is now popular as one of hobbies and lessons among women in Tokyo. I feel the boom’s odd for me, but anyway, supply and demand of both sides is well balanced here: armature dancers want to make presentations, and the restaurant want an event that can draw more customers.

I doubt that belly dancing has been traditionally performed in the country that’s on the edge of extended Middle East. Anyhow, it seems to be very successful at increasing sales because third part of the customers was the dancer’s friends and her male supporters.

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