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Hachioji Matsuri Festival Float

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 13, 2012

Hachioji like most towns in Japan has some fantastic Dashi, these great mobile illuminated shrines with dancers, musicians and sometimes singers that bring the blessings of the Gods to the people of the towns. At golden hour you get some pretty amazing tones of red and blue. This one had a really good dancer with a wicked demon mask, long hair and a sword. One of the best I’ve seen so far! Hachioji is one of many cities in the Tokyo Metropolitan area, with a population of about 582 000 people but so densely populated it feels much bigger.

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  1. Cherie Roe Dirksen said, on August 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely photographic captures! Looks so vibrant and colourful.


    • tokyobling said, on August 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you Cherie! It is fantastically vibrant, but in an organized Japanese kind of vibrant… (^-^)


  2. JUURI said, on August 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I’m crazy about the second photo! What a beautiful combination of old and new!


  3. Coal said, on August 14, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Love the natural blue/teal colour contrast straight off the colour wheel. The first couple of pictures have a lot of punch.


  4. Timi said, on August 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I love the masked guy *-* The light/colors are also perfect! Waiting for more 😀


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