a street performer / Gilyak Amagasaki

I went downtown to see a street performance yesterday.
Gilyak Amagasaki is a dancer who is from Hakodate and 83 years old.
I had some opportunities to read articles about him in local paper for years, then I've wanted to see his performance.
The other day, I had also found an article which said about his performance would be held, so I decided to go see it.

At first, he spread a mat. Then he started to change his clothes to kimono in front of audience. And the next, he put on makeup.

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He performanced three dances. He put a small portrait of a deceased mother(or his wife?) by him during the performance. The last dance was to mourn for the Great East Japan Earthquake. In the last dance, he poured a bucket of water over his head.
The audience threw Ohineri into the site where he was dancing. Ohineri in Japanese means that some money is wrapped with tissue paper and is twisted the top of it.
This place was the first time for him to perform his dance more than forty years ago. And he said that he wants to perform it until 88 years old which will be fifty anniversary of his performance.
I was moved by his dance with whole body and soul.

↓There are many Ohineri including mine around him.
And he put the portrait on his belly.
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Original Article:

I went downtown to see a street performance yesterday.
Gilyak Amagasaki is a dancer who is from Hakodate and 83 years old.
I had some opportunities to read articles about him in local paper for years, then I've wanted to see his performance.
The other day, I had also found an article which said about his performance would be held, so I decided to go see it.

At first, he spread a mat. Then he started to change his clothes to kimono in front of audience. And the next, he put on makeup.

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Recommended Corrections:

Yesterday, I went downtown to see a street performance.
Gilyak Amagasaki is a dancer who is from Hakodate and he is eighty three years old.
I have read articles about him in a local paper for years. I've always wanted to see him perform.
The other day, I found an article which had given the location of his next performance, so I decided to go see it.

Gilyak Amagasaki first spread out a mat. Then, in front of the audience, he changed into a Kimono. He then put on makeup.

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Original Article:

He performanced three dances. He put a small portrait of a deceased mother(or his wife?) by him during the performance. The last dance was to mourn for the Great East Japan Earthquake. In the last dance, he poured a bucket of water over his head.
The audience threw Ohineri into the site where he was dancing Ohineri in Japanese means that some money is wrapped with tissue paper and is twisted the top of it.
This place was the first time for him to perform his dance more than forty years ago. And he said that he wants to perform it until 88 years old which will be fifty anniversary of his performance.
I was moved by his dance with whole body and soul.

↓There are many Ohineri including mine around him.
And he put the portrait on his belly.

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Recommended Corrections:

He performed a total of three dances. He put a small portrait of his deceased mother (or his wife?) by him during the performance. The last dance was to mourn for the Great East Japan Earthquake. During his last dance, he poured a bucket of water over his head.

The audience threw Ohineri onto his makeshift street stage as he danced (Money that is wrapped in tissue paper which is then twisted closed at the top and used as an offering, is called Ohineri).

Gilyak Amagasaki's first performance was at this very location over forty years ago. He said that he wants to dance until he is eighty eight years old, which will be the fiftieth anniversary of his first performance.

I was moved, body and soul, by his dancing.

↓There are many Ohineri around him, including mine.
In this photo, he had placed the portrait on his belly.

Re: English Corrections

Hi, shiroi tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.
When you discribe someone's age, don't you use the number, not 83 years old, but eighty three years old?

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

When you describe someone's age, don't you use the number, not 83 years old, but eighty three years old?


Answer to Sakae's Question:

Yes, you may use numerals. However, what you shouldn't do is to mix text and numerals. It should be consistent throughout the same article.

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, shiroi tora.

Thank you very much.
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