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Riding the Dashi – Yoshiwara Gionsai

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on June 24, 2015

More photos from the wonderful Yoshiwara Gionsai that took place a couple of weeks ago in the Shizuoka Prefecture Fuji City, two to three hours by local train from Tokyo. The main attraction of the two day festival is without a doubt the giant dashi that are being pulled up and down the main street. The dashi are home to musicians and dancers, and kids. Lots of kids! It is hard not to get good photos of something like this!

The dashi are built, maintained and financed by the local neighborhood communities, so people take a lot of pride into their communal festival platforms. Of course, if you belong to a community that can be organized to take of something like this, you can count on there being a lot of other perks and advantages!







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  1. nocturnaltwins said, on June 25, 2015 at 4:14 am

    I’m curious what lens you used to take these pictures. It doesn’t look like you used a flash.


    • tokyobling said, on June 26, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Good morning! I use a variety of lenses for these posts but for this one I used my 17-35mm wide tele, f2.8, Nikon. I would like to use flash but in the kind of photography I do it is counterproductive, so I leave it at home when I go out exploring! (^-^)


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