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1 How to Prevent Heat Stroke

2 Event Calendar
3 Stilts Ride
4 Recent topics about vaccination
5 Japanese Cooking  Salmon-chazuke
6 Ochugen
7 EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM
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Stilts Ride

 

 

Stilts 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 )

How 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.

To 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.

Try 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.

 
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