In this photo, Hello Kitty is dancing a famous traditional Japanese dance called Fujimusume for some preschoolers in Japan. I couldn’t resist posting this because I did the same dance over 20 years ago. The purple flowers in Japanese are called Fujinohana (not sure what the flowers are called in English) and the “musume” part just means mistress. Apparently, the goal was to attract young people to traditional Japanese dance or “buyo” which is loosing popularity. This was taken back in September of 2007.
Courtesy of Nemo’s great uncle