In Japan, a Fox is believed to be a servant of the God and treated as an sacred animal from a long time ago. You can see sometimes stone statues of fox in front of shinto shrines in Japan. This area (one ward of Tokyo downtwon area) conducts the "Fox disgise procession" every new year's eve. Adults and children of citizen, both of two, make-up by face painting or taking the masuk, join this unique precession.
This is the main actor, red Fox. I do not know the reason but the sacred Fox is believed to be red.
He was very fubby and took a lot of fool action quickly. So I intentionally used slow shutter(1/50) in order to emphsize his movement.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2011-01-03 1:09
Fine pig. Fine scene and scenery. Superb lightness and brightness, amazing colours.
Fine shot and very interesting information.
Sophisticated effect. Well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-03 1:51
An interetsing note and a beautiful shot with this very well coloured portrait. Vretical framing well selcetd and very plesant harmony in the red color which arise in the black of the BG.
All the best for you in 2011.
wolf38 (31296) 2011-01-03 2:51
Hello Takero. Oh, what a figure. This is another beautiful and worth seeing photo from your collection. The color red plays a big role in our habits of seeing and feeling. Rgds, Wolfgang.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2011-01-03 4:54
Mysterious event of a original ceremony. Amazing scene. Good POV and capture.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-01-03 7:39
beautiful image with eye-catching colors.
ikeharel (78193) 2011-01-03 8:23
Well premeditated shutter fixation, takero, a bit different from your usual rutine.
Excelent mask, fine color's compo.
jaywalker (16105) 2011-01-03 9:53
Hi Takero, Wow what a great mask & overall a stunning costume, the colours are so sharp & excellent detail through-out, I love the movement of the hands, a fabulous picture, kind regards Wilson.
saxo042 (37966) 2011-01-03 11:31
Beautiful colours and your efforts to enhance the movements really work here. A very good capture!
CycleEyes (24) 2011-01-03 19:36
Happy New Year !
This is one great shot, colors + lightness + sharpness + dynamic (well balanced ) moment = Significative Composition . Supreme exposure !
Great ¨Rabbit¨ year to you !
raszid62 (18515) 2011-01-03 23:54
Gorgeous red fox mask. A very dynamic image, unless the representation of children. Great, strong colors.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (45111)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-31
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon 28-70mm f:2.8 (L)
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-03 0:34