This photograph is taken to Sanja Matsuri of Tokyo Asakusa. Sanja Matsuri festival is a gold spring festival of Asakusa-jinja in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo performed in May every year. Along with the Fukagawa festival and Kanda Festival, it is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. The festival was held three days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, then today was the final day. It had gathered in the place along the route in order that many spectators may look at the mikoshi of a festival. A festival is held per town association, and it turns around its town slowly, applying an energetic shout. At the period of the festival which shoulders a mikoshi, a participant wears a peculiar dress with both of man and woman. They wear Happi and tie the hand towel on head. It looks like suitable to the atmosphere of a festival.
Happi is a traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat usually made of indigo or brown cotton and imprinted with a distinctive mon(crest). They are usually worn only to festivals.
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ACL1978 (7507) 2013-05-19 6:12
Hello Mikio - a fine portrait of this woman in traditional costume. The colors are soft and bright and you've focused this perfectly on her, with the other woman and the background both blurred well. Thanks!
pajaran (52972) 2013-05-19 7:11
Dobar tekst o festivalu ...
Lep pogled na devojku u narodnoj nosnji ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana devojka.
Good article on the festival ...
Nice view of girl in traditional costume ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice girl shown.
All the best.
mcmtanyel (14229) 2013-05-19 19:57
I like the fact that the colors are natural and I like your use of selective focus. Thanks for the informative note.
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-05-19 22:46
Very sweet looking young lady in traditional attire.Superb light management and clarity of the shot.Executed and presented superbly.A quality image and stunning presentation.TFS.
jemaflor (86054) 2013-05-24 7:33
Nice portrait taken from a good angle, well composed with the back of the other personn, Sharpness is well managed, tfs.
abmdsudi (44262) 2013-05-25 20:56
Thanks to your infor notes. I love the eyes, the subtle smoothnes in even natural lighting and her dark happi have lifted the image by a notch which gives her a slightly cooler and more natural look. It's all about her attentiveness is much more captivating as it has the subtle look and I also noticed the angle of eye is more level. Credit to your skill, you are able to catch her eyes as they provide vitality to the picture. Another excellent addition to your gallery, Congrats.
Indrasish (2873) 2013-06-11 0:41
Great shot of this beautiful lady.. good focus on subject.. Excellent sharpness and color..Very well done..
ikeharel (58895) 2013-11-15 0:49
Fine taken photo, as the young lady in kimono listen to the one with back to the camera.
Nice face expression on the moment taken.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-19
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 5:59