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Kyoto Festival of the Ages

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 4, 2013

Some more costumes from the photogenic Kyoto Jidai Matsuri, the festival of the ages! One of my favorites are the gorgeous costumes worn by the women with the pointy white headwear. I think they might be saleswomen but I am not sure what era they recreate. The warriors don’t look half bad either but I always wonder how effective their bows could have been in combat?










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  1. Ashina said, on July 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Nice,Thank you sharing


  2. yoshizen said, on July 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    As always, they are the superb capture of the people and their heritage.
    I think top photos are the depiction of the followers of Nenbutsu- sect (Pureland sect) of Buddhism.
    Their corn-shaped hat is the symbol of man destined to the next world. (You might remember
    that a ghost depicted in Japan having white triangle on their forehead. It was originated from
    China (and Okinawa, southern Kyushu but as an old culture, may be not today)
    hence people wearing white, triangle shaped cloth on their head on their funeral procession.


    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2013 at 2:47 am

      Thank you for the very kind comment Yoshizen, and for teaching me new stuff! (^O^)/


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