This photograph is taken to the Sanja Matsuri(festival) in this spring. Sanja Matsuri is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is held on the third weekend of every May at Asakusa Shrine. A local resident participates in a festival per town association, shoulders a mikoshi, parades a neighborhood, and supports a festival. Many young and old of both sexes wear specific clothes named Happi and participate in festival. Probably, this family will just be going to go to the hall of the festival.
Happi is a traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat usually made of indigo or brown cotton and imprinted with a distinctive crest. They are usually worn only to festivals. (From Wikipedia)
2. The participant in a festival who wore Happi: workshop
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pajaran (49690) 2013-09-08 2:06
Interesabtan tekst o festivalu i ucesnicima ...
Lep pogled na majku sa decom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast,e lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Festivali donose radost i veselje.
Interesabtan article about the festival and the participants ...
Nice view of the mother with the children ...
A good time recording, contrast, color is beautiful.
Good work with a lovely photograph of the workshop.
Festivals bring joy and happiness.
All the best.
saxo042 (37062) 2013-09-08 5:28
A very pleasant street scene and daily life capture. Very good colours and interesting details.
holmertz (38697) 2013-09-08 10:13
Wonderful light and colours and wonderful clothes. It's nice to see such brightly dressed persons in the street among all the ordinarily dressed people. It is a lively and pleasant photo where we can enjoy looking at the girls who are dancing with joy as they are walking with their mother to take part in the festival.
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-09-08 21:20
Excellent family image.Nice colors and good exposure.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
mirosu (12754) 2013-09-08 22:51
I like the nice street snapshot of happy family. Even we cannot see the faces, they look happy. You have captured it in excellent light and very good focusing. A very nice photo. Greetings, Miro.
ikeharel (54229) 2013-09-09 0:40
Now I learnt something new, Mikio. Happi.
That's TE mission par excellence, to enlarge knowledge about places and traditions in our little world.
Nice photo with good clarity, the girl on left caught galloping between the white road marks...lovely, as kids always do.
Have a nice evening,
mcmtanyel (11631) 2013-09-09 13:37
I love the selective focus you've employed here. The colors are lovely and the detail on your subjects is exquisite. I'm looking forward to your next contribution.
gervaso (9365) 2013-09-10 9:41
The picture is very interesting for the strong colors of the typical clothes ther are wearing! Very good light and framing! Excellent job!
abmdsudi (41284) 2013-09-12 9:35
This is a nicely observed piece of social documentary taken from behind, a cheery well observed and captured timely that works to include some nice striking colors of the festive clothes to catch the eyes. Your skill in capturing the moment is always admired as displayed as it looks so very spontaneous though, the lighting control is second to none, sharp and clear with nice warm glow to complete the composition. Excellent snap shot, and the useful notes, Congrats.
macjake (54124) 2013-09-18 21:19
we all learn so much from yours and Takero's photos from Japan, its great to see all of these.
of course its educational to see the traditional attire here, but i also like seeing the sign on the post in the bg.
cute family photo!
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-08 1:23