Sumiyoshi-odori dance dedication in Sumiyoshi-taisha shrine at the beginning of the year
I was visited to Sumiyoshi-taisha in Osaka-City Sumiyoshi Ward "Sumiyoshi-odori dance dedication in Sumiyoshi-taisha shrine at the beginning of the year" at 1 to 3 January 2015. There is located about 5 minutes’ walk from Sumiyoshi-taisha station of Nankai train. Sumiyoshi-taisha shrine has been most popular to people and called "Ichinomiya of Settsu". They say "Settsu" in ancient that is the old country which accounts for northwest of Osaka Prefecture and southeastern of Hyogo Prefecture. Sumiyoshi-taisha shrine is a popular of the top 10 of the New Year's visit to a shrine of Japan, they had visited about 2,360,000 people last year. This year, I think that they will be coming less than other years, because it was very cold. But they came much more. Various shrine ritual and festivals is performed in the beginning of the year, but Sumiyoshi-odori dance dedication have been conducted in the first three days of the New Year. I am shooting every year as a member of Sumiyoshi-odori dance save Support Association, it is a beginning of shooting activities of every year. And I think that this festival have the atmosphere fun and nice, because we can reunite many people involved at the beginning of the year. Special stage of Sumiyoshi-odori dance is installed at the front of Shinkan Hall, the little girls "Doujo" dance every 30 minutes except for the lunch break from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. Sumiyoshi-odori dance is improved by experience and practice, so that an elder child are good at dancing, but a little child gives us impressed also adorable.
I thank you for everyone of this festival.
Equipment CANON EOS 5D MarkIII、EOS 7D CANON SPEEDLITE 580EXII CANON EF 17-40mm F4.0L USM、EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Software Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 6
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.