Hand gesture in Spirited Away
Dear users of ninja hub,
I have had a question about a hand gesture for quite a while now. In the movie Spirited Away by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Chihiro is making a hand gesture towards Kamaji. She is using the index fingers and thumbs to make a circle. Kamaji then responds (communicating to me that this must be a Japanese cultural thing to understand) by slicing the circle in half with his hand. Can anyone clarify to me what this means? I’ve been wondering ever since I saw this movie as a young kid! Thank you so much for helping me out!