Right after Yoshiki Hishinuma’s fashion show, the audiences were treated to a jaw-dropping Sanddornbalance performance by Miyoko Shida where she attempts to balance about a dozen palm ribs on a single standing palm rib. She created this dinosaur skeleton-looking structure with the long palm ribs that fans out in all directions to create stability in the structure. When she propped the last palm rib up to stand with her foot and pivot the whole skeleton-looking structure on it, the crowd applaud and cheered like never before, as Miyoko gave a humble bow and a heart-warming smile. Some of the audiences even gave her a standing ovation right after her stunning performance. Her performance hasn’t end just yet after she has successfully completed her balancing act. The moment she lift off the feather which was resting on one of the palm ribs, the whole structure dissolves with one palm ribs collapsing one at a time, like falling dominoes.
( Photos by Deenise Glitz. All images are unedited.)