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Gion Matsuri - Yamaboko Junko series

Posted by
Celialee (Kyoto, Japan) on 6 August 2007 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I had posted another picture of the same action - Tsujimawashi or Float Turning. I thought this was a better one because of the colours.

From the Gion Matsuri Volunteer website:

This picture depicts the “Tsujimawashi” . To enable the hoko to turn more easily when going round corners, wet bamboo is laid under the wheels. The float is then pulled almost on a 90 degree angle right angle to make it slide on the wet bamboo and change direction.

Canon EOS Kiss N 1/1250 second F/4.5 ISO 400 54 mm

kairospix from Singapore, Singapore

wonderful capture!
you've captured the energy of the festival well!

what a far cry from the scene on Hiroshima 62 years ago today after the A-bomb was dropped on it...

watched a documentary yesterday on it... may it never happen again...

6 Aug 2007 5:27am

@kairospix: Yes. May history never repeat itself.

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Very nice capture...

6 Aug 2007 6:52am

Inés from Namur, Belgium

I'm agree wonderful capture, all the energy is well done !

6 Aug 2007 7:39am

Josh from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great action captured! Nice!

6 Aug 2007 7:41am

Sriram from Chennai, India

interesting moment captured!

6 Aug 2007 8:51am

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I would prefer to be up there, rather than down there pulling it LOL!!!! Nicely done pal.

6 Aug 2007 10:02am

Rebecca from Leicester, United Kingdom

fabulous shot!

6 Aug 2007 4:32pm

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Nice one.

6 Aug 2007 6:17pm

tengtan from Melbourne, Australia

Another interesting and colourful picture.

6 Aug 2007 8:07pm

Images by KC Photography from Redmond, United States

Vibrant, wonderful colours. Amazing float

7 Aug 2007 3:53am

alla from Toronto, Canada

Colourful :)

7 Aug 2007 3:20pm

Canon EOS Kiss N
1/1250 second
ISO 400
54 mm