He has just finished "Tengu"'s performance and taken off the mask. Tengu is explained as follows from Wikipedia --------------
Tengu ("heavenly dog") are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose, which today is widely considered the tengu's defining characteristic in the popular imagination.
Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests. Tengu are associated with the ascetic practice known as Shugendō, and they are usually depicted in the distinctive garb of its followers, the yamabushi.
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jhm (134540) 2014-05-04 4:25
You am a specialist in groups and portrait pictures.
Again a picture with a history with these two people.
Very well composition, pleasant colours and good presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2014-05-04 7:25
That mask is brilliant, and such detail has gone into its creation. I always love to see your posts and learn from your note, and what makes it special for me is that you document not only the performance, but the preparations and work that goes into, helping me appreciate the work even more.
Thanks as always. Best wishes from a grey Ireland, the sun is hiding too long now!
danos (82715) 2014-05-04 21:22
nice the snapshot with the actor and her assistance to take off the mask after the perfomance.I like the saturated colours as the light management of the scene.
Regads from Athens,Danos
COSTANTINO (50756) 2014-05-05 22:20
Hello my friend
I love the traditon and all those last photos
are relative to this you have perfectly
executed this subject and in my opinion
you are a specialist in broups and portrait
pictures all your shots bring your personal
excellen colorful capture
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (34278)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-25
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 5D MarkáV, Canon 28-70mm f:2.8 (L)
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-04 3:37