Next to sexy samba, this is the very traditional one.
Do you know "Noh"? This is another traditional unique cultural performance. Plese refer to the detail explanation from the below from "Wikiopedia".
An assocication (Konparu-Enmai-kai) perform "Noh" on 7 Aug every year in the street of GINZA, center and most fasionable street in Tokyo. This time I got the special permission from "Noh" association and could take several pictures. Usually due to portrait right, we are stricktly prohibitted to take photo. This is quite unique in the point of street performance.
Noh (能, Nō?), or Nogaku (能楽, Nōgaku?) is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Many characters are masked, with men playing male and female roles. The repertoire is normally limited to a specific set of historical plays. A Noh performance often lasts all day and consists of five Noh plays interspersed with shorter, humorous kyōgen pieces.
While the field of Noh performance is extremely codified with an emphasis on tradition rather than innovation, some performers do compose new plays or revive historical ones that are not a part of the standard repertoire. Works blending Noh with other theatrical traditions have also been produced.
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lousat (87134) 2010-08-08 7:59
Hi Takero.the dance change but the amtosphere is always the same,magic and different! And your pic are the ebst way to understand that....excellent quality as usual and perfect choice of point of view.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-08 14:34
a spectacular photo once more with beautiful details, the composition is very well balanced, excellent sharpness and lights, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
omerozden (1259) 2010-08-09 5:01
it is very interesting that you post photos from this traditional festival together with samba festival. as usual this is very well managed photo from the festival.
edge (6769) 2010-08-09 14:17
Hello Takero, Another new Noh one. This fellow needs a larger mask for his face, because people can see part of him. Ha ha. Not quiet as colorful as the costumes the ladies were wearing. As alwasys , your subject is clear and sharp with good composition. A fine job. Regards, Roger
abmdsudi (50496) 2010-08-09 22:27
This another good image from u, well taken shot full of details to enjoy and an interesting notes. Fine exposure, colors, contrast and clarity. Spectacular composition and great lighting and timely shot. I like the undersized mask for this man!. A great photographic job, thks for sharing. Arigato
Disabled_A (0) 2010-08-10 6:44
I've just seen you post a #2.. so I will begin with photo #1 :)
This shot was taken from a very good POV: there is a curious juxtaposition of the fan and the man's head with the mask on his face.. and othus, the composition is very well balanced :)
I read the Note with much interest, too :)
Angshu (56748) 2010-08-15 21:16
The mask is quite unique as well, smaller than the face! I saw your 2nd post on Noh, but start with this one. I have never heard of this festival before, but thanks to your picture & note, I know now! A fine shot with fine focus on his face, gradual bokeh on his hand waving the fan. Quality is excellent as always!
Have a good wekk!
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (39640)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-07
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 7:08