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Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

Music Video Dance

In Japan, turning 60 is a milestone birthday known in Japanese as kanreki, an age when you return to your birth zodiac after five cycles of the Chinese zodiac, marking a rebirth into one’s second childhood. To embrace this new beginning, these three grandmothers bust some serious dance moves to Bruno Mars’ hot single, “24K Magic.”

61 year-old Tori, a grandmother who’s said to enjoy being part of the underground dance scene, has all the charm and presence of a star like Bruno Mars, capturing everyone’s attention with her cute smile. Dancing alongside her are 56 year-old Mash and 59 year-old Tachiflower who dance together at events and on TV commercials under the name “Bamboo Shoot”.

Together, the three show off some of the singer’s signature dance moves from the “24K Music” video clip. Tight-fitting kimono are well known for restricting movement, which only makes these moves even more impressive!

The clip, produced by Ostance—the artists’ management company—shows that the ladies actually have some impressive skills when it comes to dance, with the trio busting out moves like the robot and the worm as they freestyle with the gang.

To see more of Tori’s killer moves, check out this clip above from her management company. This girl proves that you’re never too old to break it down! These ladies are the latest role models to inspire generations young and old from around the globe. They show us that age is no barrier to living out your dreams.

Advancing in age doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams and hobbies; in fact, it can be the perfect time to indulge those passions as you enter your second childhood!

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