What is very interesting in Honkyoku is that it is always the same and yet it is never the same. The teacher and student are like two birds flying side by side; they make the same movements and yet they are not the same identical bird. This can become so close that even when the teacher makes a "mistake" the student follows along, and both are able to go on--thus, who is to say that it was a mistake?
don't follow leaders?
watch the parking meters!--san francisco komuso