This photograph was taken in Kiyosumi Garden in Koto-ku of the Tokyo downtown area. This is the typical stroll garden which the wealthy merchant of the Edo period built. There is a big pond in the center, there is a promenade in the circumference, the stone lanterns are placed somewhere and the pine trees are planted around the pond. A tearoom is located in one corner so that a pond may be overlooked. If we will go to a Japanese garden, we sometimes will meet with the spectacle which is taking a photograph by wearing Japanese tradition clothes. A man wears a crested kimono & hakama and the woman wears the bridal outfit. The woman has the red umbrella and the man has purple ones by hand. Seemingly it is a season of winter and many ducks were sailing in the pond. The combination of a Japanese garden and tradition clothes may be a material as nostalgia for the good old days.
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Sergiom (40169) 2013-01-08 5:20
Cela ferait un très bel endroit pour prendre des photos de mariage, quoique ce couple en vêtements traditionnels est magnifique sous cette lumière.
SNOOP_Chan (3518) 2013-01-08 6:15
Hello my friend, just yesterday i was watching this Japanese movie from 1980 "Kagemusha" and your image just struck me. It's amazing how these costumes stood the passing of time. Even the umbrellas are similar to the ones in the movie, and the story was from the 15th century..just great. A lovely couple, and they'll have great memories from this wedding for sure. Good take!
dale54 (5010) 2013-01-08 8:46
mikio hi,hope you had a great new year!your pic here is very attractive to look at,great composition to this and POV, love it! dr
saxo042 (31862) 2013-01-09 6:46
A very attractive couple here with very good colours. They are perfectly placed in the picture. The wooden railing also contribute to the balance here. A beautiful and very peaceful scene.
GREGG (8293) 2013-01-09 11:15
Good POV and sharpness
I wish you beautiful photos in 2013 !
abmdsudi (27118) 2013-01-09 20:55
Very colourful interesting relaxed feel image surrounded by such traquil setting, indeed quite an eyecatching shot a real blend of fashions and culture. The convenient arrangement of a posed couple, yet without the boring bit. Nice characterisation and the standout colour tones of the umbrellas add to the presentation nicely, the mood and technique involved are very well recorded. Photographically this standout strikingly. Well done.
jlbrthnn (79787) 2013-01-10 4:25
This is a picture of typical traditional Japan. I love the clothing details. Composition and execution are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
adores (28552) 2013-01-13 17:04
This is really Japanese:)! The costumes, the couple holding the umbrellas and all those ducks in background... You're right, that reminds us of the old days and the old movies. Peaceful and really nice!
pajaran (36906) 2013-01-13 23:55
Lep pogled na gospodju i gospodina, u narodnoj nosnji ...
Ja sam trenirao Judo, mnogo sam naucio o Japanu i vasoj kulturi.
Volim da obucem kimono i setam u svom stanu.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lepa tradicionalna nosnja.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice view of the lady and gentleman in traditional costume ...
I have practiced Judo, I learned a lot about Japan and your culture.
I love to wear a kimono and I walk into my apartment.
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Beautiful traditional costumes.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
dr38 (151) 2013-01-15 11:11
Very good, 5 stars picture and great tradition. Good luck my friend.
ourania (13085) 2013-01-20 9:40
a very charming scene, elegant and romantic. It has a great layout and it's very intriguing that the couple are looking intensely in another direction than your lens. Thus we have not direct contact with them and we may observe them as part of the wonderful setting, or a casual scene in a Japanese garden. Clarity is superb and offers delightful details on the faces, costumes and scenery. The light management and the colours are great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have lovely day,
ikeharel (38090) 2013-05-27 1:28
Young couple beeing photographed in the traditional costumes, Mikio, an attractive subject and well shown.
Cntrast of coors is most notable, and faces expression's happily rendered.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (7086)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-08 2:26