Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hashigo - Japanese Ladder Acrobats

This hashigo act was performed at the Susukino Festival Saturday night. Pretty crazy! They have these bamboo (i think) ladders strung together and lift them high into the sky. At the base there are about 6 or so people with these long sticks w/hooks on the ends that hold onto the ladder at different angles to keep it upright. Then some crazy guy climbs to the top and holds various crazy poses while balancing on this shaky ladder.

Reminded me a bit of the Cirque du Soleil acts I saw a few weeks ago in Chicago!!!

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