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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mikoshi Carrier


Photographed during Otariya Festival (春渡祭). He is one of the Mikoshi carriers so relieved to be done carrying that damn heavy Mikoshi!

This is a Sepia Scenes #117 entry.

12 comments:

  1. So,of course, I had to hurry off to Google to find out what a mikoshi was. Surprise! Very familiar, just never knew what it was called. I love the happy look on his face and somehow the textured gloves give a modern reminder to an otherwise ancient costume.

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  2. That is a beautiful capture. The smile, especially in sepia, looks so warm, so genuine. The traditional works so well with a hint of the modern - those gloves prevent slippage while carrying. Thus, the look of the past can continue with a hint of comfort - no blisters on the hand. Lovely!

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  3. You know Yoshi, that was precisely one of the initial things I was wondering about as I watched your video - how heavy the Mikoshi was to carry. But there were so many sharing the burden!
    I love how you've captured his mood and feelings with your camera. This is another of your greatest photos.
    the latest photo on my blog was taken from the bus window as I arrived back in Milwaukee from a trip out of town. It was pure luck, but I wanted to include the back of the seat to give a clue that it was taken from inside, and to capture a bit of reflection. thanks for your encouragement. I aspire to one day be a master such as yourself. have a beautiful day Yoshi!

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  4. I''l bet its heavy work. Great photo!! Boomer & Gary of The Vermilon River.

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  5. I love this photo. The expression on his face says more than a thousand words.

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  6. I love how his face is the part that is most in focus, and that he has such a benevolent expression.

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  7. This is another awesome photo. He looks to be in his 70's. Wow! It's amazing that he was carrying that heavy structure.

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  8. Love the sense of achievement in his face,beautifully captured. :)

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  9. Ha, that's funny, I think I would be relieved too! Wonderful photo of this moment.

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  10. Great photo! I see he is really likes what he is doing.

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