So Beta-chan (for those who remember, she’ll be six in October) asked Mommy, “Why does Daddy like this temple ceremony much more than the others?” Daddy explains, “Because Daddy likes when they are singing and dancing and not just talking.” After the strippers left and an older man started singing karaoke, the younger one asked “Are you happy he’s singing?”
My education into Taiwanese culture continues. Here I thought that my wife was dragging me and the kids to just another temple ceremony and dinner for 500 people, all of which would be narrated by some loud old man who had drank too much.
Nope. Other than the exotic dances, everyone was wearing standard clothing, which being Taiwan, includes a lot of really short hot pants, but nothing particularly risque.
I’ve asked a number of people about it, and it just seems to be No Bid Deal. Kind of refreshing.
Despite the image given by its bizarre porn, most Japanese are fairly conservative and events such as this would not have dancers stripping down to any degree.
Growing up Mormon in Utah, there was no. way. in. hell. that something like this would have occurred, especially in a family environment. That is a religion where they cover the shoulders of angels for modesty.