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Ainu dance

Posted by
Celialee (Kyoto, Japan) on 27 April 2007 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I took this picture 2 years back during a trip to Akan, Hokkaido. The Akan National Park is beautiful and it is also where the Ainu (natives of Hokkaido) village is located. They were performing a traditional Ainu dance.

OLYMPUS C745UZ 1/30 second F/3.2 ISO 400 30 mm

jamsheed from calicut, India

beautiful colors!!!....

27 Apr 2007 7:10am

Manuela Photography from Hainburg, Germany

Lovely colours and love the motion blur!

27 Apr 2007 8:39am

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Greetings Celia, this is wonderful motion shot and very nice framing. I like it. :-)

27 Apr 2007 2:47pm

Lia from Atlanta, United States

Wow!!! I love reeeeeddddd!!! This is a great shot with beautiful colors! I love the details in the costumes and the sense of motion.

27 Apr 2007 2:55pm

Kairospix from Singapore


wonderful shot! great use of slow shutter speed to capture motion!

ah yes, the Ainus! I remember reading about them in the English textbooks of my junior high students in Japan... :)

are you working and staying in Japan?

27 Apr 2007 5:12pm

@Kairospix: Thanks!
Sorry, I missed answering your question. Yeah I am staying in Japan but I am not working. Just a student here.

1/30 second
ISO 400
30 mm