At the last of the festival, the portable shrine ("Mikoshi") where the soul of the God is beleived to be inside is carried to the pure river and is purified. The carrier, 32 sacred men are selected by the shrine. They are permitted to carry this protable shrien only one time a life.
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annjackman (17881) 2012-07-27 7:00
This looks quite a struggle against the flow and currents of the water. You have caught the wonderful expressions on the faces of these men. A superb shot full of activity and interest. Technically excellent too.
Best wishes, Ann
wolf38 (30378) 2012-07-27 7:13
Hello Takero. Here, the shrine is transported in the water. Strong men carry the shrine. But the faces are cheerful. You have seen this amazing scene as a professional and well presented. Best regards, Wolfgang.
GREGG (7888) 2012-07-27 7:42
another nice work from the festival Kawase,
perfect composition and realization
I like it
Have a nice day
holmertz (37231) 2012-07-27 8:02
This looks very difficult and almost dangerous, but the great honour seems to be greater than the problems and you have captured a lot of very expressive faces. It is a dramatic and eye-catching photo. The colours are well captured and the light is excellently handled.
SnapRJW (29308) 2012-07-27 9:01
Hello Takero - A really fantastic shot and a wonderful ceremony. What a privilege to be chosen to carry the shrine. The colours are more subdued than in many of your festival shot but I think perhaps it adds to the solemn nature of the event.I love the expressions on the men's faces, each one will have stories to tell at day's end and for the rest of their lives. Lovely work. Warm regards Rosemary
PS One day you should tell us about festivals you have participated in on the other side of the lens!
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-07-27 9:02
Another wonderful festival shot, Takero - I love the expression on the face of the man at far left, closest to the water, clearly laughing despite his heavy burden and his depth in the river. The off-kilter shrine makes it a dynamci subject, and you chose a good DOF to bring it out without losing the surroundings too much. Nice shot!
rbellemare (2109) 2012-07-27 9:22
Superb photo Takero. This is quite original. Getting this shrine to be purified is not a easy task. They all seem to struggling with the weight and the current. Great light and sharpness as usual.
ourania (26652) 2012-07-27 9:39
Hello dear Takero,
this is a wonderful photo, very interesting and symbolic, in my opinion. Your lighting is superb, the colours of the moody day are not dull at all but their neutrality helps the details of the lovely shrine and, most important, the expressions of the carriers stand out and captivate us. We empathize with the earnest effort and persistence each of them is trying to carry out his sacred task in the silvery river. A fascinating group scene presented with remarkable clarity and vividness. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
leo61 (0) 2012-07-27 9:42
Another great shot,telling about the traditions of your culture.
Everything is perfect here,I like it a lot!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-27 17:16
Hi Dear Takero,
a splendid festival photo once more. The composition is very effective, great details and the POV is attractive. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
TopGeo (38168) 2012-07-27 22:54
another nice work from the festival Kawase,
Excelletn POV, excellent framing and composition, great perspective! Flawlessly light management, wonderful colours, excellent definition! Congratulations very impressive photo, very atmospheric, with a beautiful peaceful feeling! Technically! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours!
"I am a little break from my vacation and my little village and small sea is mostly red fishermen's boats! These fascinated with the whole summer!
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-07-28 0:15
Image with good lighting. Showed beautiful.
Congratulations my friend
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-07-28 3:41
Ola Takero ,
Que interessante foto com estes homens a carregar este andor dentro de agua , é um momento fantástico das suas vidas , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
prasun984 (5590) 2012-07-28 5:12
another great shot from your own cultural activity...I like the composition here...like the dedication of the people who carries the shrien through the river...
really great moment capture...
worldcitizen (6489) 2012-07-28 10:27
This scene is really amazing. I can feel the struggle of these man to carry this heavy shrine in the water. I like the intense looks on their faces, and the shrine itself is beautiful. The wood details compliment the the natural background very well.
abmdsudi (39794) 2012-07-29 13:51
Pak Takero YTH
Ini juga yang hebat sekali pak, saya belum pernah meilhat nya, Mantap bangat dan penuh aksi!
Kore wa, mizu to shio to dorama no kanzen'na hijō ni kinchō shita shunkanda to watashi wa karera ga hakonde iru mikoshi no omo-sa o sōzō suru koto ga dekimasu. Kore wa tashika ni tsuyoi ketsui to dōyō ni butsuri-tekina tsuyo-sa o hitsuyō to shimasu. Watashitachi ni watashi ga mae ni mita koto no nai nani ka tokubetsuna koto o shimeshite iru yō ni hijō ni bisaina shotto. To kyaria no fuan o mite, watashi wa hontōni, kono jūyōna matsuri ya shūkyō-tekina ibento e no kenshin o shōsan shimasu. Yoi taimurīna shotto, sugureta hasshoku to kontorasuto. Omedetō to arigatō
adores (34560) 2012-07-29 17:57
Seems they really like the moment but I guess it's not that easy to carry the shrine in the water. Another good photo of the festival, with a good composition and focus!
Cricri (101629) 2012-07-29 22:48
Une autre scéne plus particulière du festival que l'on suit pas a pas grâce a vos images, intéressante scéne et image ici
Angshu (54769) 2012-07-30 21:14
Hello dear Takero-san!
Another fine picture of an absorbing festuval! The details of the wonderful shrine is lovely. The expression on the faces of the shrine bearers is worth noting. It seems the water is cold & that's why a few of them are wincing...or it maybe because of the weight of the shrine as well! A fine picture as always showing the deep cultural roots of your country!
Best Regards froma rainy Mumbai
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (34534)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-20
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 6:13