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Friday, December 17, 2010

Mikoshi Procession Under Christmas Decoration

Photographed in Utsunomiya downtown on December 15. This festival is called "Otariya (冬渡祭)". Ujiko members of Futaarayama Shrine gathered, carried mikoshi, and marched downtown. During December this street (with a roof) is decorated with Christmas lights and the portable shrine (mikoshi) had a procession under Christmas decorations.

This is an entry for Show Me Japan Vol 1, Issue 5. If you want to see nice photos taken in Japan, don't forget to visit.



This is also a Spiritual Sunday, Our Weekend Memories, Sunday In My City, and Photo Friday entry. This week's challenge is "Gathering".


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16 comments:

  1. Love it, Yoshi!
    (I'm a full on matsuri otaku, so this is fab)

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  2. Japan is so exciting, so interesting! Very good photo, people seem they really like what they doing.

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  3. It is a very good image, also I enjoy the traditions in your country!
    Best regards from Romania!

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  4. Very festive, you captured the occasion very well.

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  5. Beautiful photo.
    I was lucky enough to visit Japan last month but didn't get a chance to visit this area, perhaps next visit? Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful! That looks extremely heavy though!

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  7. Very interesting and pretty! Have a blessed Christmas!

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  8. THAT is very cool and why I love Sundays In My City. It'd have never seen anything like this with out it! Thanks.
    Happy holidays!

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  9. What a stunning photo. Have a blessed Sunday.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this, totally new experience for me.

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  11. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing Japan with us.
    Christmas blessings,
    Charlotte

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  12. Interesting perspective. Well done.

    Here from SIMC

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