Samurai one leg hop question
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Posted 9/30/14
What is that move that you see a lot of samurai do in anime where they bounce side ways on 1 leg 3 or 4 times then outstretch there arm and make a circles motion with there head. i just saw jiraiya do it in one of the earlier Naruto episodes when he comes in with the frog during fighting the snakes.
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Posted 9/30/14 , edited 9/30/14
I've wondered about that too.
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Posted 9/30/14
It's probably just a hold over from Kabuki theatre or something and not something samurai actually did. Kinda like the mannerisms of cowboys and gunfighters in old westerns and no one ever actually sauntered around wearing outfits like that. Exaggeration and artistic license.
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Posted 10/1/14
That's a Kabuki Theater thing. Jiraiya Senseim from Naruto, used to do it when he introduced himself in that Kabuki style.
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