Kumamoto Castle video goes viral with 400,000 views

posted on February 1, 2016

A YouTube video to promote Kumamoto Castle starring popular dance duo Egu-Splosion has become an online hit, garnering more than 400,000 views since its release in late December.

And the clip, featuring a song-and-dance performance by Egu-Splosion and trivia about the historical landmark, is still gaining views daily.

"We're aiming for around 1 million views. We hope more people come to Kumamoto Castle after seeing the video," a prefectural official said.

The double act's co-stars are part of the video's appeal. The prefecture's bear-like mascot Kumamon dances in a solo spot, and the three lead performers are backed with the choreographed moves of members of the Kumamoto Castle Omotenashi Busho-tai, a performing group in samurai armor that entertain tourists at the castle.

Titled "Kumamoto-jo no Uta" (The song of Kumamoto Castle), the video was also produced by Egu-Splosion, who are known for their danceable history lessons with a comic twist on historical events.

source by asahi
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