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Kamezaki Shiohimaturi festival I went to shooting the "Kamezaki Shiohimaturi festival" as the UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2 to 5 May 2017 at Kamisaki Shrine. There is a shrine about 10 minutes from JR Kamezaki Station.
Shiohimatsuri is festival of Kamisaki shrine. Legend has it that the first emperor of Japan, the god of the shine, landed on this area from the ocean a long time ago. Base on the legend, the festival was named after that 5 parade floats were drawn down to the Shiohi beach. Although the origin of the festival is unknown, there are some records from late 17th century to early 18th century in various documents. The tradition of the festival has been passed on over 300 years.
In 1959 after super typhoon the construction of the sea embankment prevented the parade floats from getting into the beach. In 1993 due to the completion of the man-made beach, the great festival with drawing down to the beach was resumed.
1995 Aichi-Prefecture tangible folk cultural assets designation 2007 The important formlessness folk cultural assets of Japan designation 2016 UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage designation
I have ever been photographing it by the cooperation of the person concerned with festival from 2004. I exhibited at Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York in 2007 about this festival. This time, I photographed about the Shinto ritual of Kamizaki shrine.
May 3 was the first day. The parade floats were begun to pull from about 8:00 a.m. by a garage, and by one formed a line in turn along the way from the west. It was very beautiful that the splendid curtains embroidered in gold thread shined by morning sunshine.
I moved to photograph the Shinto ritual of the Kamisaki shrine at 10:00 a.m. That has completed including a break on the way at about 1:00 p.m. They started to pull the moving shrine to the Owari-Sansha shrine at about 1:30 p.m. They came to Owari-Sansha shrine at about 2:30 p.m, and the Shinto ritual was started. After about 3:00 p.m, the parade floats were pulled into the Owari-Sansha shrine. It was the doll art dedication was held. The parade floats were begun to pull from about 6:30 p.m. and went to the garage. I came back to the hotel after I photographed a garage case of the parade floats of the Nishi(=west) group.
May 4 was a later day. I went to the home of Mr. Mase as the president of Suzukawa Co. Ltd. who was a producer of Nishi(=west) group at about 7:30 a.m. This year, the Nishi(=west) group was a representative of the festival sponsor called the "Daisan moto".
They made a line from about 8:30 a.m. and went to Owari-Sansha shrine. Then, they arrived at that at about 9:00 a.m. and dedicated a musical accompaniment. I photographed the dedication dance of Shinto of mediums performed in Owari-Sansha shrine from about 9:30 a.m. Girls who are lower than a primary schoolchild become the medium in the Aichi-prefecture Owari district. It is beautiful and admirable dance that they practiced very hard.
It was held the Shinto ritual in Owari-Sansha shrine from about 10:30 a.m. The moving shrine was begun to pull from Owari-Sansha shrine from about 11:15 a.m. And then, the parade floats were begun to pull successively. They came to Kamisaki shrine at about 12:00 p.m, and the Shinto ritual was started. I participated in a feast held after a Shinto ritual in Kamisaki shrine. The parade floats came to Kamisaki shrine from about 3:30 p.m and they were performed pull and turn it at the front of the shrine. After about 4:50 p.m, the parade floats were stood in line the Kamisaki shrine, and it was the doll art dedication was held. The parade floats were begun to pull at about 6:30 p.m. and went to the garage. At twilight, they went to pull that slowly with the gentle traditional music. A parade float was put in the garage of the Nishi (=west) group at about 7:30 p.m. I thanked for everybody and came back to the hotel.
I thanked for Kamisaki shrine on May 5 and left for home. 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、TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD 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.