This photograph is taken in Ueno in the summer of last year. Ueno is a downtown area in Tokyo and an old atmosphere still remains in some places, such as a private house and a shrine, at the rows of street from here to Asakusa. And a morning-glory fair and the Tanabata Festival are held as a seasonal true symbol every year, and this period is crowded with many visitors. And, yukata matches well in summer of Japan.
This photograph is taken on the way from Iriya's morning-glory fair to the Tanabata Festival of Kappa-bashi. When I see the long distance of the passage, the family who wore the yukata was crossing the pedestrian of the passage. The father was wearing the straw hat and Zōri (footwear), and was pulling the baby carriage which picked up the baby. By its side, the little girl grasped the mother's hand and made it shameful. Probably, this family will be the middle of returning from a festival.
A yukata is a Japanese garment, a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, and unlined. Yukata are worn by both men and women. Like other forms of traditional Japanese clothing, yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves.
Zōri are flat and thonged Japanese sandals made of rice straw or other plant fibers, cloth, lacquered wood, leather, rubber, or—increasingly—synthetic materials.
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ikeharel (51563) 2013-06-19 7:32
Both waring traditional costumes, Mikio, in an elegant appearence.
The cute little girl glance over her mother's and glance at some distant point on street.
Lovely taken photo, good sharpnessand & light.
holmertz (36459) 2013-06-19 8:10
It is charming and a bit surprising to find a traditionally dressed family in this modern environment. You have placed them nicely in the well cropped photo. The zebra crossing is part of the fine foreground. In the background there are fine diagonals consisting of the trees and the lines of the street. The light and the soft colours are very pleasant.
pajaran (47888) 2013-06-19 8:52
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na porodicu u tradicionalnoj nosnji ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the family in traditional costume ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well shown.
All the best.
nikkitta (12834) 2013-06-19 12:05
Interesting note about the festival, well complemented by the capture
Like the way the little girl is watching something at the back of you
fabbs99 (15677) 2013-06-19 13:02
Lovely family shot.I like the simple kimonos.
Similar to the Indian Lungi,easy to wear.This is a great picture. The sharpness and light are perfect.Very well done, TFS.
Regards and cheers,
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-20 9:14
Nice shot with this small woman with the interesting expression.Awesome colors and lightning usage.Very good job and POV.Well done!
All the best
ktanska (23932) 2013-06-20 9:54
They are clearly dressed for the special occasion. There's a good connection between mother and daughter. Good focus and blurry background.
mesutilgim (79428) 2013-06-20 12:43
Very nice street scenery perfect captured and enriched with many interesting notes.
A perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
kordinator (14831) 2013-06-21 1:03
This is splendid capture.
An amazing daily life scene of one family.
Great colors and contrast.
Really amazing composition.
daddo (22372) 2013-06-28 21:29
I like this image very much dear Mikio for it shows me that the Japanese people have not abandoned their traditions and that the younger generations still have pride in the customs of the past.The little girl will remember this day and maybe when she becomes a mother she too will wear a yukata for the festival. Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Tamron AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 Tele Macro(1:2)
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-19 6:23