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Monday, July 26, 2010

The summer night delight



This traditional festival (hamasaki-gionn-sai Festival) has been held in summer of every year for about 250 years.
It is 15m in height, 6t in weight.

The musical accompaniment consists of the flute, the samisen, the fire bell, the sum drum.




In this town along the seashore, the fisherman and the farmer are main residents.
They enjoy a short-lived festival...

Yes, it is so.   Pleasure is necessary for the life.




These float are completely dismantled until dawn.
In the tomorrow morning, nobody can watch this figure.

"Transiency"...  It is Japanese view of life and death itself.



大蛍  ゆらりゆらりと  通りけり 
  小林一茶 (1763 - 1828)

Big firefly  Swaying slowly, slowly...  Gone through
  
Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1828) 



The one night dream.
Here is
Hamatama-chō, Saga Prefecture.

47 comments:

  1. wow how colourful

    i love all the lights and that float is amazing...
    im glad u like my england piece

    its look eventful


    Shukura

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  2. Много е красиво, Рума. Благодаря.

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  3. A beautiful and colourful festival and you made very nice pictures.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings, Elly

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  4. Wow...thats fantastic and colorful.

    warm greetings from Holland, Joop

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  5. Belleza, monumentalidad, luz, color, fantasía... Una fiesta singular y muy atractiva, amigo Ruma.

    Un abrazo,

    Luis.

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  6. Very colorful and interesting!
    thanks...

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  7. Besten Dank, dass ich durch Deine Bilder an diesem farbenfrohen Fest teilnehmen kann.
    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz
    Hanspi

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  8. ....Siempre muy buenas tus fotos Rumma..saber de la historia y la tradición de tu pais atravez de ellas mas aún!!!! Amazing!!!! un gusto,no es una perdida de tiempo!! Bárbara

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  9. What a spectacularly bright and colorful occasion. I wish I could be plummeted right into the middle of all those festivities and, like Cinderella, at midnight, filled with sake and good things to eat, be wisked back into my own bed.

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  10. Muito interessante sua cultura, gostei muito :)

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  11. That's a very impressive float! I like its concept of transience — very poignant and true.

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  12. imi place f mult blogul tau,bravo

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  13. The photos are delightful!

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  14. Las fotos,como tu cultura es admirable y exótica para un occidental,gracias por compartirla con el resto de los mortales.
    Saludos.

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  15. molto molto bello.....le foto sono proprio belle

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  16. WOW! That's a spectacular, Ruma!!
    Love your colourful shots, indeed!
    Awesome!

    Have a great day!
    B :)

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  17. Hello! How interesting are these costums!!! I´m thinking about these words... "In te tomorrow morning, nobody can watch this figure!!!" It´s so different as in Spain. I agreed with you that it´s a different point of view about life. KISSES AND HUGS FROM SPAIN.

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  18. Fascinating work.
    It has been delightful
    to visit your gallery.
    Good Creations

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  19. Bonitas tomas, llenas de color. Saludos
    Ramón -España-

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  20. Muy buena descripción fotográfica de este evento.
    Agradecido de que compartas esos momentos con nosotros.
    Muy buenas las fotos.

    Un abrazo.

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  21. Belo colorido...Excelente trabalho....
    Cumprimentos

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  22. Amazing and brilliant photos. I would have loved to experience this.

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  23. Explosión de luz, color, sonido y tradicion.
    Algo común al Mediterráneo.

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  24. Spectacular photos. I would love to see this festival in person. It looks fun!

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  25. Magnifique !

    http://unephotounsouvenir.blogspot.com/

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  26. Great pictures , congratulations

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  27. Quite interesting and beautiful. I really like the thought that pleasure is necessary to life.

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  28. how amazing, I would love to see such a thing.

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  29. Wonderful festival, Ruma !
    Nice video too !

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  30. Una singular fiesta llena de color, luz y fantasía, gracias Ruma por acercarnos las tradiciones e historias de tu país en tan bellas fotos.

    Un saludo

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  31. How fun and festive!

    Happy weekend.

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  32. An amazing and delightful event with a bit of Christmas cheer. The lights remind me of Christmas. :)

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  33. Me gusta el colorido de la fiesta, muy lindas fotos, siempre mostrándonos tu pais increible y misterioso para mí. Saludos

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  34. Beautiful, vibrant photos! The colors enliven the soul! Thank you for the imagery and the description of the festival. I enjoyed both very much.

    "Pleasure is necessary for the life." Yes indeed. So true. We must make time for pleasure in order to truly savor life.

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  35. impresionantes y hermosisismo registro fotográfico
    Felicitaciones

    besitos de luz

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  36. Como siempre todas las fotos encantadoras...


    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  37. Suma, well I didn't read all the previous comments. But I thank you so much for your fotos. I love these ...
    Your fotos give me so much ..
    I wish you a nice weekend

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  38. Gracias por compartir tan colorida y particular fiesta. Es muy interesante conocer como viven y festejan otras personas en lugares y culturas tan diversas

    Saludos desde Buenos Aires
    Juan

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  39. How very lovely! There is nothing so festive as so many lights, yet so fleeting. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  40. Unas tomas muy interesantes. Conocer tu pais es muy interesante. Un fuerte abrazo!

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  41. Ciao Ruma, 250 years are a beautiful tradition that gives joy fun and charm!

    Have a good week

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  42. WOW!!!

    we have almost similar festival called ratha yatra here in India. I would like to know more about this festival and other festivals of Japan too.
    please suggest right way to do so.

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  43. Wow beautiful colors, it's different at lyon...

    I love the parade thank you very much for this.

    Flo

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