riding originated in China and was said to be descended to Japan in the Heian
Period( around 10th century ).Thereafter, it became popular due to
enlargement of bamboo propagation in Japan and also due to relaxation of usage
of cutters such as saws and knives among youngsters in the late Edo Period (
around 18th century )
to make stilts is to tie each foot step firmly with right and left pillar of
bamboo or plastic poles slightly longer than rider’s standing height.
stand on stilts, first hold posts upright then squeeze the post between the big
toes and next finger on the foot step and stand up with keeping the body
balance straightening the back.
to move forward, watching straight forward concentrating the gravity on the toe
and shifting the body weight from right to left and vice versa while lifting a
foot by each hand alternatively without regard to age. If you get used to
walking, it is a fun to challenge for running or hopping.
The utmost pleasures of the stilts riding are
not only achieving to keep the body balance at a higher position than other
people but also fulfilling a transcendent view looking over others’ heads.