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Kyoto Jidai Matsuri Beauties

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on October 28, 2012

Among the 2000 participants of the Kyoto Jidai Matsuri, or the festival of the ages, there were quite a few beauties. I really wish I had been able to find a better angle for my photos, but at least I got a good place in the shade. Looking at these I feel a pang of regret at not having bought the accompanying pamphlet explaining the history behind all the wonderful costumes. Some of them are absolutely wonderful! More photos to come. Enjoy!

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  1. Saint Production said, on October 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Reblogged this on Saint Production and commented:
    JAPAN is amazing


  2. dafarmer said, on October 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Wow, that looks amazing! I wonder what the costumes mean like you said. Love the lens flare in the last shot.


    • tokyobling said, on November 16, 2012 at 5:27 am

      Thanks! The sun was right above her, hard to avoid that nasty lens flare, glad you like it though! (^-^)


  3. deekysworld said, on October 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    great pictures -really like the last shot


  4. JUURI said, on October 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Just the thing I love! Ahhhh, all your photos are beautiful! I love the stately and simple carrying of the uchiwa. I wish I knew what it meant!


  5. Timi said, on November 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Seems like some godesses came to visit…


  6. ridiqlum said, on January 10, 2013 at 1:24 am

    I am in love with your photos (These Jidai Matsuri one’s in particular are awesome). I’ve been interested in Japanese culture and language since my sophomore year in high school. I love to draw and don’t really know how to draw kimono correctly because I don’t have any good references. These images will really help me to render the kimono in a believable fashion. Thanks for posting. I hope to visit Japan one day. 🙂


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