Monday, May 17, 2010

Today in Nikko

春季例大祭- 百物揃千人行列
Shyunki reitaisai- Hyakumonozoroe senningyouretsu

This festival takes place on May 17 and 18.

And more:

And more:

And more:

Ceremony inside the temple:

And the stuff everyone came to see - yabusame:

And we will be there again tomorrow.


Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love your photos of this festival. The first and last are particularly fascinating.

Leif Hagen said...

Great festival photos - the temple priest garments are wonderful and so colorful!

Anonymous said...

A time when the archer and the arrow become one - neither past, nor future, eternal present.
What a joy to be allowed to see these great pictures. Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

daily athens

T. Becque said...

What wondeful photos. Such vivid colors.

2cats said...

Thank you all!
This is the grandest festival in Nikko, and the only problem is that it's always held on May 17 and 18, regardless of whether those dates come on a weekend or not. It was really hard for me to make it there - I had to work. So I only managed to go for day 2. These photos were taken by my wonderful (and infinitely more talented) husband. - the "Y" of "A and Y Ikeda".

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