撮影機材 CANON EOS 5D MarkII、EOS 5D MarkIII CANON SPEEDLITE 580EXII CANON EF16-35mm F4.0L IS USM、EF24-105mm F4.0L IS USM、EF70-200mm F4.0L IS USM Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 7
Court Ladies in overnight festival
I went to shooting the "Court Ladies in overnight festival" as the intangible folk cultural assets of Osaka Prefecture in 19 to 20 February 2017 at Nozato Sumiyoshi Shrine. There is a shrine in the residential area walked about 10 minutes from JR Tsukamoto Station.
I photographed that the main member of shrine parishioner were making ambrosia in "Touya" Festival Presiding Priest house at the previous date "Yoimiya" Festival 19 February 2017. Place as "Touya" Festival Presiding Priest house was Hime-sato hall.
I arrived at shrine office and greeted, I joined the main member of shrine parishioner at early in the afternoon. Main event of the preparations on the shrine is a rice cake making. I participate in making every year. I went to Hime-sato hall after he finished ready. They cooked sliced of a living carp, crucian carp, catfish for sacrifice. After we had completed prepare all of festival, I eat a special dinner of festival with the main member of shrine parishioner, and had a good time.
At the main festival date, it was rain weather at 20 February 201, unfortunately.
The families with girls started change of clothes into festival costume in the shrine at noon. The seven girls, almost under 7 years old, who tensioned to play a major role while dressed in traditional costume.
Nowadays, It is increasing the number of amateur photographers, so many people had come even in weekday. I am happy that they have interest in Japanese traditional culture, however Shinto festival is not a performance, so that private festivals increase gradually in order to protect person from mindless behavior.
I moved to "Touya" Festival Presiding Priest house, and it started a ceremony. It had appointment ceremony and exchanged cups of sake with together.
It started out toward the shrine to 3:00 pm.
They arrived at Shinto shrine and it was started a Shinto ceremony in the main shrine. It was performed that "Norito-sojo" the recital of Shinto prayers, "Miko-mai" Shinto dance and music, "Tamagushi" offer a sprig of the sacred tree and the other.
As my subjectivity, I was associative "offer a sacrifice" from girls to participate in the festival are separated from parents and sit on altar. And mother was going to pick up girls is over, it was seem to me that they were each other pleasure to survive.
I was participated in "Naorai" feast, and ate a "Gontakurou-jiru" was made of ambrosia.
I thank you for everyone of this festival.
Equipment CANON EOS 5D MarkIII、EOS 5D Mark II CANON SPEEDLITE 580EXII CANON EF16-35mm F4.0L IS USM、EF24-105mm F4.0L IS USM、EF70-200mm F4.0L IS USM Software Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Silkypix Developer Studio Pro 7
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.