Deaf school girl learns Japanese traditional dance

Maki Yuina-san (left) practices Japanese dance with her hearing cousin Kato Kaon-san.

Dec. 12, 2012

Maki Yuina-san (9), a fourth grader of the Kagoshima School for the Deaf in the southern island of Japan, is practicing Japanese traditional dance.

During practice, her hearing cousin Kato Kaon-san (11), who also a Japanese dance student, learned sign language by herself and interprets for Maki-san.

They are intent on "performing on various stages in the future."

Maki-san lost hearing at the age of two, and usually uses a hearing-aid.

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