These young girls are performing "Tekomai" at the Narita City Gion Matsuri (Festival). They basically walk along hitting those steel rods on the surface of the road making a simple tune. From what I can make out, there are two rods in different keys. As they hit the rods on the road in different times the jangling tune is quite pleasant. You can also see two "Dashi", the festival carts passing each other in the distance, though I threw them out of photo to concentrate on the main subject, Tekomai.
Take a look at the other photos from this day in my travelogue.
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thien (2112) 2003-07-07 9:46
I like this shot. The contrast between the man and the girls are great: colorful vs drab, seriousness vs radiant smiles. I just wish you did have included the girls feet in front.
keir (250) 2003-07-07 10:15
Interestingly busy street shot. I also think being a step back (or a second earlier) would have made this better by including the girls' feet. Also, though the first girls look like they're having great fun, the two immediately behind them don't. I like the shot and the angle, just a few small things keep it from being perfect.
adam (860) 2003-07-08 3:04
Very colorful, crisp scene, I like how it's possible to see those two "Dashi" in the background.
PeterDF (418) 2004-02-21 15:28
Another wonderful photo! I love the expressions on the two young ladies in front. A nice street scene in Narita. As with your wedding photo, I only wish for a few things...as keir mentioned, it would be nice to see their feet, so both of the young ladies would be completely in the frame. You will always get different expressions with so many people, so it is hard to have everyone looking happy. But the costumes are wonderful and to me, it's a great photo. I would have liked to view more shots of this particular scene. You have good eye for the moment.
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1478)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-05
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 Ø72, JPEG ISO 100
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/90 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Narita Gion Matsuri (Festival)
- Theme(s): Omatsuri, Kimono [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-07-07 6:17