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Kurayami Festival Drummers

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 2, 2013

At Tokyo’s Fuchu City, I visited the Kurayami Festival a couple of months ago and saw these drummers resting in the shade of the railway tracks next to the main station. For photographers, having the subject in shadow during the day is pretty much ideal so I took the chance to take a lot of photos! Despite their break, they can’t let the big drums go silent so they kept taking turns keeping the drums sounding using two large baseball bats. Thousands of people followed these drums around the town for the two day festival, so there was an almost never ending stream of people lining up to take their turn at one of these many drums around town. Just walking around in the neighborhood is pretty amazing, listening to the drums booming around town. More photos to come!

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  1. Mustang.Koji said, on July 2, 2013 at 6:04 am

    I loved the second from the end! The second from the top is a close second!

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  2. thiathiachan said, on July 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Reblogged this on My Lovely Life and commented:
    what a big drums

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  3. yoshizen said, on July 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Virtually no brrur of hand —– What shutter speed and ISO setting you’ve used ?
    Still the color and the tone is good —– so, which Camera was it ??? 😉

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    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2013 at 2:41 am

      I took these with a Nikon D3s, probably with my f2DC 135mm, one of the finest lenses ever built! Thank you for the kind comment! It’s a bright lens and it was in the middle of the day so ISO can’t be too high! (^-^)

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