撮影機材 CANON EOS 5D MarkIII、EOS 7D CANON SPEEDLITE 580EXII CANON EF17-40mm F4.0L USM、EF-S18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 5
I went to the Houchigai-jinjya Shrine in Osaka to shooting the Chimaki-matsuri Festival at May 31 2013. It takes about 5 minutes from Sakaihigashi station of Nankai line.
According to the official HP, it is said that the origin of the shrine was founded in BC '90 by imperial prayer.
They say that here is the holy place, because of this shrine is placed on the border of the ancient area name Settsu, Kawachi and Izumi. So that the Chimaki is made of beggar leaves and sands of here which has the quality of being sacred.
It is the regularly held festival which takes place on May 31 every year from story of the history of a festival is that Empress Jingu is the purification of the wrong direction, Chimaki-matsuri Festival is a special ritual, the Chimaki which will be awarded for one year that has been dedicated to before the gods.
I arrived at about 10:00 am and greetings to shrine office, and then I have shot around the shrine. Because this year it was too hot, there was stalls selling shaved ice.
It has begun to be a column for order up to get a Chimaki about 12:00 pm.
The regularly held festival has been held all members of people under the protection of the local deity of this shrine at 1:00 pm. Then, "Yugagura-shinji Ritual" (Sacred Shinto music and dance using hot water ritual) has been held before main shrine. This is to pray for good health, the shrine maiden has been to scatter the hot water with bamboo leaf.
The Osunamochi-shinji Ritual by children in a festival procession have been held at 2:00 pm. This ritual because they are a little girl as a children in a festival procession, it has become off limits in recent years exception of some staffs.
The nine children in a festival procession were caring "osuna (Holy Sand)" on a pole between about 10m, and they walked after the priests, the Sarutahiko (Shinto god) and the shrine maiden. The little girls worked very hard as the children in a festival procession that is pretty and brave.
It is difficult to take a little girl unpredictable. You should decide quickly what is take.
After ritual is completed, children in a festival procession was took a commemorative photo and all participants went to home.
I thank you for everyone of this festival.
Equipment CANON EOS 5D MarkIII、EOS 7D CANON SPEEDLITE 580EXII CANON EF17-40mm F4.0L USM、EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Software
I am interested in documenting and introducing the world to traditional Japanese culture. My main motif are the Japanese traditional festival and the environment. The characteristic of my works are simplification of the subject, exaggerated perspective, the color control with a feature, and that is to use as reference the characteristics of Ukiyo-e and I have named to "Digital Ukiyo-e(Registered trademark)". I began photographing at the age of 13 and belongs to The Photographic Society of Japan.