This is an anuual seasonal event of "Oiran Procession"
"Oiran" were courtesans in Japan. The oiran were considered a type of yūjo,"woman of pleasure" or prostitute. However, they,are distinguished from ordinary yūjo in that they were entertainers, and many became celebrities outside the pleasure districts. Their art and fashions often set trends and, because of this, cultural aspects of oiran traditions continue to be preserved to this day.
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tenretin (2436) 2014-04-12 14:00
I loved this photo which is particularly sharp and well exposed. The rating is instructive. The character who is head seems very serious. This is a beautiful photo, bravo!.
fritzi007 (6619) 2014-04-12 14:16
beautiful photo, a little adversity of the lady, very colorful dresses, very well photographed, congratulations!
Giustiniani (3378) 2014-04-12 14:32
les personnages sont très intéressants, le costume de la "Oiran" est particulièrement beau, coloré et élaboré tout comme son maquillage. Une très belle photo avec une superbe lumière.
mesutilgim (86134) 2014-04-12 15:18
Another very nice capture of this traditional event in Japan.
Good choice of portrait format which fits well to your compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Gigidusud (16585) 2014-04-12 15:32
Hello dear Takero,
Splendid festival scene. Well done!
Have a nice sunday.
npecanhuk (66914) 2014-04-12 17:46
Hi Takero! Very beautiful picture, with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov, composition! Tfs, Congrats , cheers, Neyvan
abmdsudi (44328) 2014-04-12 21:37
Pak Takero YTH
Anata no shashin o tsuneni hyōji suru ni wa, yorokobideari, koreha omatsuri kibun ni michi-betsu no komakai karafuruna gyōretsudeari, sorera no yōki ni ishō ga chūmoku o takusan kaku. Watashi wa kōka-teki ni hitsuju-hin e no sentaku shōten o kyōchō hyōji, sugureta shiten kara satsuei shita shashin ga daisukidesu. Utsukushī kasa wa bakkin no hoka utsukushiku, zentai no sosei o kyōryoku shi-sugi no yōna kyōryokuna tsuika no kanshindearu. Sore wa kore made no yō ni odoroku bakaridearu to,-kō no o toriatsukai wa nashi, anata no sōzō no shinpi ni byōdesu. Omedetōgozaimasu, arigatōgozaimashita
jjcordier (77026) 2014-04-12 22:48
Intéressante image! On remarque surtout les magnifiques vêtements de la dame et ses curieuses chaussures!
saxo042 (37588) 2014-04-13 7:36
An interesting procession here with many good details and attractive colours. I particularly like those shoes!
holmertz (42319) 2014-04-13 7:55
There is a very good light in this photo and the colours are superb. The participants' clothes are as always fantastic and the huge umbrella is a fine detail. I am amazed at the nearest lady who seems to be dragging her feet along.
marabu61 (8755) 2014-04-13 8:27
Konichiwa Takero san
Long time no see ...
I always wonder how the japanese women are able to walk in these incredible wooden high platform shoes.
Superb portrait of this OIran with the limited DOF nicely concentrated on the main person in the procession.
have a great sunday
sabermonajati (9593) 2014-04-14 4:57
interesting portrait you captured.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-04-14 6:07
Hello Takero - As always a fascinating look at part of Japan's rich tradition. Wonderful costumes and makeup. I love the foot and shoe belonging to the first courtesan and cannot walking in such high and inflexible shoes. Were they so high to avoid mud and filth or did they add to the sensuality of the women's walk?
Warmest greetings from Windhoek
photoray (12699) 2014-04-15 16:51
Interesting and classical Oiran Procession for the elaborate costumes and makeup from traditional history.
Colorful and nice detail.
Thanks for sharing,
Didi (57494) 2014-04-17 10:51
Hi my friend
Funny scene with the lady who losts her shoe, a good decisive moment
Godd DOF selective setting, the Post processing is well done
Noel_Byrne (25314) 2014-04-21 6:03
This is a beautiful shot, with your trademark control of depth of field to perfectly bring the main subject into crystal clear view. I love the inclusion of the parasol above, crowning this scene, and the light on the faces of the girls behind is very special.
Thanks for sharing.
adores (38240) 2014-05-06 16:31
Can they walk well with those sandals? It's a very good portrait, I like the umbrella and their poses, we can see all their faces and the costumes. Good composition and focus!
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (36516)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-12
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, 77 mm CPL
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 13:41