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山鉾巡行 #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 22 July 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Gion Festival 祇園祭 is one of the major festivals in the world. The festival is held through a month of July and the highlight is the Parade 山鉾巡行 held on July 17. This is one of the floats, Hoka Hoko 放下鉾.
July 17, 2011 祇園祭@四条通 放下鉾

CASIO EX-FH20 1/400 second F/4.6 ISO 100

Please leave your comments.

Hans ter Horst from Ealing, United Kingdom

Of course, it is the time of the festivals again! Nice contrast between the ancient and the modern.

22 Jul 2011 5:29am

Céline from New York City, United States

Very nice shot ! I like the superposition of modern architecture and secular tradition !

22 Jul 2011 5:29am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

oh ! great carnavale !
you have a wonderful culture

22 Jul 2011 7:59am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Neat capture, these festivals are usually very colorful

22 Jul 2011 8:36am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very colourful and ornate float Hiro! This is one festival that I would definitely like to see! ;-)

22 Jul 2011 11:44am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

lot of fun here ;)

22 Jul 2011 1:14pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Funny capture with lovely colors

22 Jul 2011 1:58pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Awesome parade and the detail decorations! Very interesting. I enjoy the cultural events!

22 Jul 2011 2:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great scene full of color and graphics! A good picture for my personal culture anthropological!

22 Jul 2011 3:28pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful series...colorful culture.

29 Jul 2011 1:34pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

All that baroque display in the middle of modern sober lines! A nice capture!

30 Jul 2011 8:20am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Impressive chariot...great shot

31 Jul 2011 9:07am