Tokyobling's Blog

Yoshiwara Gion Festival Beauties

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on June 27, 2013

You might remember my post on the Three Bauties of Yoshiwara from last year: some exceptionally photogenic and devoted festival participants from the Yoshiwara Gion festival in Shizuoka prefecture’s Fuji City. Well, this year’s festival there were even more of them, and as energetic as ever! All of the dashi (mobile festival wagons or platforms) are wonderfully decked out and crewed by the most energetic members of their respective neighborhoods, but the dashi of the Rokkenchou (六軒町) neighborhood is just outstanding! It’s not all thanks to the beauties though, behind and below them there is a whole battery of drummers and flutists, not to mention the guy on the roof helping to navigate the wagon, or the men, women and kids in front that pulls it and help making sure that no stray tourists (or photographers) fall under the heavy wheels of the wagon! With young people like this, the future of Fuji City is looking bright indeed!












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  1. amadl said, on June 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    They’re beautifuL indeed! I’m curious about their hairdo, and how those scarf-things (what is it caLLed?) couLd stay firmLy on their head..


    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2013 at 2:19 am

      I think they are pinned up! The whole hairstyle is really an interesting story in itself. Someday I wish I could make a photo tutorial on how to make them! (^-^)


  2. misslittleowl said, on June 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I want to go to the Gion Festival. It seems like there is a lot of inspiring energy at this event.


    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2013 at 2:21 am

      There sure is! If you ever have the chance you should come on over! It’s not too far from Tokyo to make it a day trip. (^-^)


  3. thiathiachan said, on June 28, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Reblogged this on My Lovely Life.


  4. tokyobling said, on July 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Hi readers! I did a little editing in the comment on this one to keep it all uncomplicated and fun! (^-^) Hope no-one disapproves… (^-^;)


    • C said, on July 2, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Two thumbs up 🙂 Thank you for doing that!


  5. Julie said, on November 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Uohhhhhhhhhh kawaiiiiiiiiiiiii >_<;;;;;


  6. dragonlife said, on June 15, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Reblogged this on SHIZUOKA GOURMET and commented:
    Fantastic Pictures by Tokyobling’s Blog


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