Thursday, May 19, 2005

More on Waseda students

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In my previous post about Waseda University, I noted its lively extracurricular life. A. sends me this link to the "Waseda University Banzai Society", established in 1976, which is devoted to inventing new kinds of banzai (cheers of enthusiasm or triumph). So far, they have developed 768. You can see some their most popular banzais here.

And some of you lucky people, if you have the Quicktime plugin for your computer's video player, can view this society's rather curious antics in movie format here. All I can say is that I wish I'd thought of setting up "The Oxford University Tally-Ho Society". What larks we would have had! Although, of course, girlfriends would have been made unlikely.


kozappa said...

We should hire them to do Banzai for your birthday.

Anonymous said...

I think we should send them a food parcel. The poor bloke in the picture seems to have become so obsessed with banzai-ing that he has forgotten to eat.