HANDSIGN | TEDxTokyo 2013
Formed by a group of five in 2005, HANDSIGN are known for their buoyant performances that blend dance, song and original sign language. Here in Japan they spread the joy through live shows and school visits, and internationally they have won New York City’s Apollo Theater Amateur Night competition twice. Currently HANDSIGN is working up a fight song to spur the Japan team to victory at Deaflympic 2013 (the Olympics for the hearing-impaired), set for this summer in Sophia, Bulgaria, and to pump up public awareness of that event in Japan. The group joined Oscar Promotion this year, and now performs original songs featuring sign language and dance monthly on NHK’s education channel.