Wakudoki Your Way To Tokyo !

Wakudoki your way to Tokyo! Now when I first heard of the word Wakudoki, I had to take a moment to google it up. It seemed pretty catchy, especially when you pronounce it off the tongue. Did you know Wakudoki is that super feeling of anticipation and that adrenaline rush you get when you are about to do some exciting. It's a feeling you can't really describe and is so intense that your heart beats faster and you are almost trembling with nervous excitement.


Waku Doki Your Way To Tokyo !
Wakudoki Your Way To Tokyo !

So how exactly did the Wakudoki word come about? It is a Japanese word and is used in Japan as Waku-Waku Doki-Doki. Just hearing the word does give me a sense of excitement, so let's cut to the chase, and find out how it's possible to Wakudoki our way to Tokyo!

Waku-waku = Japanese for when your heart is pumping with joy
Doki-doki = Japanese for the sound of your heart beat


It's all about the awesome Waku Doki Dance Contest
It's all about the awesome Wakudoki Dance Contest

Before we move into the Wakudoki Dance contest mechanics,a brief introduction into what the whole concept is in order. Toyota, yes the automotive company, has come up with a very interesting campaign for the younger generation, hence this contest, which gives us a chance to win a trip for two to Tokyo!

Head on to www.wakudoki.asia and check out The Story Of Wakudoki Video - Jungle version. The music video on YouTube represents the “Wakudoki” feeling and experience. World Order, the famous Japanese dance performance unit, presents this video. The dance and music is unique, fun and has an infectious effect. Don't believe me, go watch it for yourself!


World Order in The Story Of Wakudoki Video - Jungle version
World Order in The Story Of Wakudoki Video - Jungle version
There's even a gorilla involved in the music video
There's even a gorilla in the music video

"While driving in the jungle, World Order decides to stop for a break. Suddenly an angry gorilla jumps out of the jungle and startles the band. They start feeling the Wakudoki, meaning their hearts start beating faster and faster with excitement. The gorilla sees this reaction and also starts feeling the Wakudoki. They start doing the Wakudoki dance together and soon enough the entire jungle comes alive with the dance."


Doing the Wakudoki dance together!
Let's do the Wakudoki dance together!

Now that you have watched the video, I'm sure you already have an idea what the Wakudoki dance is all about. Next let us join the contest! Everyone can do the Wakudoki. On the Wakudoki.asia website, users can enter the Wakudoki Dance Contest.


For beginners like me, I can just follow the animated silhouette to record the dance moves




For beginners like me, I can just follow the animated silhouette to record the dance moves
For beginners like me, I can just follow the animated silhouette to record the dance moves

Users will able to try the Wakudoki dance by following the original music either on the website using web cam or smartphone application (iOS and Android). For Dance Beginners, there is a “Beginner mode” and tutorial video. In the “Beginner mode”, users do the Wakudoki dance simply by following an animated silhouette of the dance moves. 


The Wakudoki website and contest is accessible via the smartphone app too!

For the real dance experts, you can go for the “Expert Mode”. This mode has no guide to help you. The Wakudoki contest has two rounds. Each round, the user whose video gets the highest number of views wins “Beats by Dr.Dre” earphones. 

There will be one winner from each country. Among all the posted videos, the most remarkable dance wins a trip for two to Tokyo. Again, one grand prize winner per country. 1st round closes on the morning of 25 August 2014.

Dance your way to Tokyo with me!
Dance your way to Tokyo with me!

So why wait? My thoughts on the Wakudoki dance is that it is one of the latest cool stuff to happen in recent times with rather cool moves. With a chance to win a trip to Tokyo, be sure to check out the Wakudoki movie and join their dance contest at http://www.wakudoki.asia . I'm already contemplating my dance moves, and so should you!

1 comment :

  1. Ok, you do it...and if you win, take me along! :D

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