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Beauties in Jidai Matsuri #4

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 3 November 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

>桂女, Katsurame (1550)
In Katsura, in the western outskirts of Kyoto, it was customary for the woman to wrap a white cloth around their heads, covering their hair. The woman of the village called Katsura-Me, went around the city selling sweetfish and other things.

October 23, 2011 @京都御所

Official Site of Jidai Matsuri, the Festival of Ages, by Heian Jingu Shrine

Canon EOS 40D 1/500 second F/6.7 ISO 400 200 mm

Please leave your comments.

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

She seems not so happy... May be she wanted the role of the princess...

3 Nov 2011 7:22am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

She seems not so happy.. May be she wanted the role of the princess...

3 Nov 2011 7:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super portrait

3 Nov 2011 8:37am

Z from Shanghai, China

Wonderful portrait! Beautiful clothes!

3 Nov 2011 9:28am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful traditional costumes again in this shot Hiro! Nicely captured! ;-)

3 Nov 2011 11:38am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful portrait! Superb traditional costume!

3 Nov 2011 12:16pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful costumes Hiro, I bet she looks so much different on a Saturday night!

3 Nov 2011 12:36pm

@Curly: I agree ! Thanks.

Florence from Paris, France

She is really nice with such a lovely smile.

3 Nov 2011 1:08pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Certainly is a looker

3 Nov 2011 3:53pm

Adela Fonts from Spain

Beautiful woman. Adorable beauty and exquisite gesture ... A hug, Adela

3 Nov 2011 4:13pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot
well done

3 Nov 2011 5:37pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wonderful series, your pictures are superb. Good day.

3 Nov 2011 6:37pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

great series, excellent portraits

3 Nov 2011 8:00pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very interesting costume !

3 Nov 2011 8:25pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

nice portrait

3 Nov 2011 8:59pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Wow fine picture and beautifully woman.

3 Nov 2011 9:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

such a lovely young lady

3 Nov 2011 10:52pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautifully captured..Hiro...excellent portrait

4 Nov 2011 3:44pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Still like the simple beauty of the pheasant girl compared to the General's wife with all her make up; etc.

4 Nov 2011 9:08pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

These patterns and designs and beauty of these costumes and these people just knock me out.
Just look at the exquisite fingers delicately laced together. There is inspiration here for fashion designers, too.

5 Nov 2011 6:11pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

She really plays her part well! She makes me believe that....she might have come down the ages....

14 Nov 2011 10:32am