Some TE friends are already familiar with this unique hat. Yes this is main characteristic of Awa odori. Each dance team has symbol mark or color, representing each team's identity. This team's symbol is "Hyottoko",that is printed at the sleeve .
Hyottoko' s expanation is as foloows from "Wikipedia"
Hyottoko seems to have been a legendary character in the past and is now a mask. Some masks have different eye size between left and right eyes, often wearing a scarf around his head (usually white with blue dots). There is a similar character for women called okame or otafuku.
The origin of the name comes from Hi (fire) Otoko (man) because the character is blowing fire with a bamboo pipe and local dialects transform it into Hyottoko.
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Royaldevon (33381) 2012-09-01 0:35
Good Morning Takero,
A delightful shot!
This close-up, picks up the interesting details of her costume as well as good facial details.
Your narrow dof gives sharpness to the focal dancer but also allows us also experience the context in an unobtrusive way.
Have a good w/e,
wolf38 (31284) 2012-09-01 1:29
Hello Takero. An interesting and beautiful photo of the festivities. I like the joyful expression of the two faces. My compliments for this gelungeen shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
dr38 (261) 2012-09-01 1:49
very good portrait with traditinal clothes. thank you for sharing.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-01 6:39
This strange headgear is perfectly suited to this person, who knows wear it with elegance. Clothing and attitude are described with talent and technique. Excellent.
Have a nice day
marabu61 (9499) 2012-09-01 8:44
Another wonderful portrait of a dancer from you. You captured her beautifully in a wonderful pose, her face has a great expression and the colors are so vivid.
Have a great weekend and greetings from rainy Switzerland
erhan1958 (15499) 2012-09-01 12:18
very clear and sahrpnes shot
TRB (13914) 2012-09-01 12:42
colors, sharpness, the light is perfect.
moving image and super.
danos (90257) 2012-09-01 22:33
really this kind of hat is very familiar at least to me as the other Trekkers.I like the characteristic ostentation from the young woman, as taking place in Awa odri festival with her ping costume to be so attractive.
Regards from Athens,Danos
siudzi (34141) 2012-09-02 2:23
Great portrait picture captured with a special lighting and wonderful saturation effect. Her pose is unique and lovely. Very well done and have a nice day!
raszid62 (18515) 2012-09-02 5:01
Again, beautiful dancer, full of dynamism, joy dance while precision of movement. The girl is wearing a great coat. Shown great depth of field. Superb image quality.
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-09-02 12:40
sorry, that I'm not going to make you any points for this beautiful portait you've done wonderfully, but is very beautiful with fantastic vivid colors, sharpness, POV great. I like the lighting and clarity. This photo is executed great. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
aliabazari (16053) 2012-10-13 18:23
こんにちは Takero いとしい
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (37716)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-26
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS5D Mark‡V, Canon 300m/m 2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-01 0:26