撮影機材 CANON EOS 5D MarkIII、EOS 7D CANON EF 16-35mmF 4.0L IS USM、EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM CANON SPEEDLITE 580EXII Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 6
Rapeseed Memorial Service Festival
It went to shooting of "Rapeseed Memorial Service Festival" to Domyoji Tenman-gu Shrine located at the Osaka Prefecture Fujiidera City in 25 March 2015.
That is the location of the old history of many archaeological sites have been excavated, this place is also a family birthplace of Sugawara Michizane as "Tenjin-Sama" public everyone knows as the god of learning lived.
In the ancient times, there is in the same place because of syncretistic fusion of Shintoism and Buddhism, but after it was the Ordinance Distinguishing Shinto and Buddhism at Meiji era that was separated into Shinto Shrine and Buddhism Temple.
Domyoji is where an aunt of Mr. Sugawara Michizane had lived. And this place is famous for story of "Parting of Domyoji". This festival is based on a story that His aunt made the yellow dumpling for everyday for pray for him, they say that "Spring Festival of Kawachi (East part of Osaka-Pref)". This place is famous for beautiful Ume garden, please go to watch it.
I arrived shrine at 9:30am, and soon moved to main shrine to shoot a Shinto ceremony.
Children who participate in the festival came around noon. Even they did not usual, that they wore the bronc costume and makeup face, but they were so fun. I took them the state in which the make-up. They became a serious look make-up progresses.
It had become a lovely atmosphere when parents and bronc has come at the front of main shrine at 1:00 pm. There were many amature cameraman even in weekday.
The bronc started out procession after they received a purification ceremony and received rape blossoms.
Matrix have been departure with the Shinto priest and "Sarutahiko"(Shinto god) in their lead. After went out of the shrine area, the matrix went to Domyoji Station through the shopping mall.
Process of this festival is short, but it is hard to the young children.
A parade returned to the shrine, after they turned at the front of the station. The bronc work were ended when they offered rapeseed in the main shrine.
I thank you for everyone of this festival.
Equipment CANON EOS 5D MarkIII、EOS 7D CANON EF 16-35mmF 4.0L IS USM、EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM CANON SPEEDLITE 580EXII 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.