The autumn Festival in Nikko, known as Sennin Musha Gyoretsu or the Procession of 1000 Warriors, though actually only about 850 took part in this day's procession (the spring festival in May is bigger). And they're not all dressed as warriors. At any rate, the procession is about one kilometre long, and leads from Toshogu Shrine to another building down the hill where Shinto ceremonies take place. A couple of hours later they come back up the hill. This present procession is almost the same as the one held three hundred years ago, and some parts of the costumes (and presumably weapons) date back to that time.
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yesterday (9833) 2004-10-18 8:21
Good angle on this, you have a excellent perspective, good colour in photo, the light is some overexpoced on the road, a bit shame.
Regards Kaj Nielsen
Jeppe (18654) 2004-10-18 9:03
Great angle you got for this shot - I like that diagonal perspective - A fine job indeed - thanks for sharing this interesting procession of "warriers"
Bluejeans (64241) 2004-10-18 14:24
obrigada por partilhares connosco este momento, gostei da foto