Summer festival in Aso city's Kaguraen. Kaguraen being a place for an ancient (at least 1000yrs.) Shinto tradition Japanese dance 'Kagura'.
Kagura being a bonding tradition, allowing young and old, whole community connect through this common interest. Interesting to note that this is a dance about gods that we can still see in those surroundings – volcanoes, sulfur fumes, mountains, all nature's happenings.
The picture shows an entertainment for kids – pool of fish to catch. Never seen it before.
This reminded me of times when fishery might have been similar. Together with Kagura, this game is a symbol of the unchanging side of Japan. No matter how much its electronics are modern, it still seems a land closer to its roots than most others.
Caught on a 'best before 1992' bw film.
Your musings on the subject are just as welcome as the notes on photography. Anybody knowing how to avoid scanner lines pls share.
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- Copyright: Paulius Briedis (PTAH) (287)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-08-00
- Categories: Festivals, Food, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Smena-8M LOMO, Svema 64, 1990
- Exposure: 1/15 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-21 15:57