Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 秋祭り (Fall Festival)

Apologies for another late post. A month ago I participated in my neighborhood's fall festival as I have been doing for a few years now. It was another wonderful time and a great opportunity for photos. However this year the number of participants decreased so my pushing the heavy danjiri was more valued than my photographic efforts. Still the two day festival was successful in bringing people from the neighborhood together. On the second day three neighborhoods came together to share their respective performances (taiko drums, flutes, umbrella dances). After the performances there was a mochi rice cake throwing event. I got pelted twice - a lesson of the dangers of spending too much time looking through the viewfinder... Community cooperation and communitas felt great even with sore muscles from navigating the danjiri.

2013 Fall Festival: http://visualanthropologyofjapan.blogspot.jp/2013/11/2013-fall-festival.html

2012 Fall Festival: http://visualanthropologyofjapan.blogspot.jp/2012/10/2012-fall-festival.html

2010 Fall Festival: https://plus.google.com/photos/112208031958020045910/albums/5535984250771965665?banner=pwa

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