Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nikko Toshogu Grand Spring Festival Parade

also known as the 1 000 Warriors March. It took place on May 18th.

but before the march, the path had to be purified with this tree:

And most people came to see these warriors, one such suit of armor costs around 48 thousand US dollars. And these are all antiques, some are more than 300 years old:

But there were also other things to see, like this guy:

And these guys:

And even a dragon:


Unknown said...

Absolutely amazing shots! The outfits are gorgeous!

Joanne said...

I read so much about this festival when i was in Japan, I wish I could have seen it, it is amazing! The costumes are incredible,the colours are wonderful. Thanks for visiting me... I loved Japan!

2cats said...

JM - thank you so much. And as they told us - those outfits are also ridiculously expensive!

Joanne - next time you're in Japan, let us know if you're going to be in or around Nikko. If there's a festival going on, we'll take you there. :)

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