Big in Japan

by┬áskyseeker Seeing the reactions from many after the Japanese couple Hiroshi & Kyoko Yamao won the mundial de tango sal├│n as the first non-Argentines, it seems many in the tango world are unaware of the long traditions of tango in Japan. Or maybe some practice selective memory… Todotango has an interesting article on the rise of tango in Japan. While the tradition is certainly shorter in terms of years since the first impact than in Europe (Megata’s first contact with tango was in Paris in the 1920s), it does not lack much, and in a way it represents a tradition closer to the original than in Europe. [Read More]