Speaking of a festival, it is reminded of two kinds, the mikoshi originating in a shrine, and the dance connected with people's life. The festival of a dance is concentrated in Japan in summer. This photograph is taken at the hall of Awa Dance Festival performed in Tokyo Kōenji. The Awa dance is a Bon festival dance which considers Tokushima(Awa) Prefecture, Shikoku as origin, and is one of the three Japanese major Bon festival dances. It has about 400 years of history, and has spread all over the country now. It is in accompaniment of musical instruments such as Shamisen, Drum, Standing drum, etc, and the group of dancer dances and walks in the street. The origin of Awa Dance is not clear although it is said that a spirit-of-a-departed-person dance and a Buddhist invocation dance are the original forms. Smyway, as for the dance, the schedule was constructed from 17:00 to 20:00. Many spectators who are going to look at a dance were waiting in the place along the route at 16:00 when we reached in here. When it passed over time of onset, dancers including young and old of both sexes began performance all at once, and enlivened the atmosphere united with the spectator. Even so, although it is Sunday of the summer vacation, I was surprised that people have gathered this much in here.
The group of one dance called "Ren": workshop
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pajaran (41759) 2013-08-26 9:26
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o festivalu, sa datim podacima ...
Lepe fotografije sa festivala ...
Dobar rad, sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Lepo pokazani trenuci sa festivala.
Lepa garderoba na ucesnicima.
Very interesting and good article about the festival, with the given data ...
Beautiful photos from the festival ...
Good work, with a nice photo of the workshop.
Nice shown moments of the festival.
Nice outfit to the participants.
All the best.
holmertz (31340) 2013-08-26 11:30
This seems to be a festival of joy and broad participation, for the peple by the people. Great crowds and a lot of very concentrated faces, but also many smiles. This is another one of your fine collections that allows us to see many views in one upload. They are all very interesting and carefully taken.
mesutilgim (73062) 2013-08-26 13:10
Nice Picture pack,alloing the viewer to see different scenes of a festival in one frame. Good quality !
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (44081) 2013-08-27 1:08
It's amazing to see that kids look happy participating in the event, while the older generation looks more "serious" as on the upper-left photo.
The big pic. on right has fine DOF and show well the big hall with a cheerful sign.
Nice stitched pic.s together.
mirosu (8186) 2013-08-27 6:54
Another outstanding collage from your photo "workshop". I like to see there so many nice smiling faces, excellent colors and lot of life. Well done indeed. Greetings, Miro
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-08-27 15:30
An excellent collage. Every single photo in it is eligible for a main entry, in my opinion. The photos are sharp (notwithstanding the appropriate motion blur), colors are natural and exposure is spot on. My only comment is a matter of taste: Too much white in the photos.
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-08-27 23:07
Great collage and great festivities.Very good light and perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.