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[Theme] Festivals
« on: October 16, 2017, 21:43:00 »
I believe that this theme is great to share different cultures of the countries and areas you live in or have chances to visit.  To tell the truth, I was a little surprised to know that there have been no such thread for this section of such a greatly international forum.  So, I decided to start one here!

To start the thread, I post the images shot of "Oeshiki" several days ago.  For more detail of Oeshiki, please refer to the thread posted last year (this is an annual event held on 12th October).

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,4532.msg71098.html#msg71098

All images are shot with Panasonic GH5 and Olympus M.Zuiko 25/1.8.
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 00:18:36 »
Thanks for posting these, Akira, looks like a great festival with lots of photo opportunities.
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 02:47:10 »
Thanks for posting these, Akira, looks like a great festival with lots of photo opportunities.

Anthony, thanks for the comment.  Indeed there are lots of opportunities both for various interests of photography and torture tests of cameras and lenses.   ;D
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 05:46:14 »
Akira, just noticed this thread today or I would have commented earlier. Sorry I have no photos of festivals here,  it I don’t think there are any that compare with Japan. I was in Tokyo around New Years one time and visited Senso-ji in Asakusa and Meiji-jingu. I’ve also been to Tsurugaoka Hachimangū which is quite wonderful.

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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 08:08:21 »
Jack, thanks for dropping in on and commenting.

You seems to have visited the right places at the right time in Japan.  Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is the biggest temple in Kamakura, and there are many nice and smaller temples and shrines well worth visiting.  Honmonji where the annual "Oeshiki" takes place is one of the larger temples in Tokyo.

I opened the thread in order to share different cultural events which are not limited to those of Japan.  Please feel free to share the images from anywhere in the world (or the universe!).
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 04:08:32 »
Dia de muertos - day of the dead decorations
in the town of Atlixco Puebla, Nov 11 2017
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 05:24:11 »
Dia de muertos - day of the dead decorations
in the town of Atlixco Puebla, Nov 11 2017

Did you pick up any hell bank notes?

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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 07:22:49 »
Dia de muertos - day of the dead decorations
in the town of Atlixco Puebla, Nov 11 2017

Armando, thanks for the beautiful addition to the thread.  Apparently it is based on the non-Catholic tradition.
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 08:22:13 »
Great thought for a theme really, in a time where cultural heritage everywhere is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, welcoming Robo sapiens (?).
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 09:03:14 »
Great thought for a theme really, in a time where cultural heritage everywhere is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, welcoming Robo sapiens (?).

Fons, thank you for the encouragement.  I would fully agree with you.  I'm looking forward to your contribution here as well.  :)
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 09:33:56 »
This is a great idea indeed. Thanks Akira!

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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 15:24:24 »
Did you pick up any hell bank notes?

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I know: wrong religion, wrong culture, wrong continent but I've been dying to use that joke.
Dave, bank notes have a tendency to burn in hells environment ... it's better to use coins  ;D
Thanks for commenting

Armando, thanks for the beautiful addition to the thread.  Apparently it is based on the non-Catholic tradition.
Akira, Indeed , the festivity originates before Catholicism came to America

The marigold flower - named in spanish "cempasúchil" - is widely used
Here are 2 view, one from up close, another one showing the face of Diego Rivera a mexican painter
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 19:46:36 »
This is a great idea indeed. Thanks Akira!

Paco, thanks for your appreciation.  Hope you would share some from the festivals of your area!

Armando, I love the passionate orange and red color under the tropical lighting even in late autumn.
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 12:16:23 »
Dave, bank notes have a tendency to burn in hells environment ... it's better to use coins  ;D
Thanks for commenting.

Armando,

But I was being very naughty: from a mission story long ago the hell bank notes were scattered behind a funeral procession. Demons following the procession would stop to pickup the notes and would not arrive at the place of burial so the departed loved one would pass into the after world safely. The culture must have been one in the Far East. The religion I could not guess. If you are among those who stop to pickup hell bank notes, don't admit it!

Dave who is sometimes possessed.

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Beautiful array of flowers. Thanks for posting.
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Re: [Theme] Festivals
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 18:11:48 »
Armando,

But I was being very naughty: from a mission story long ago the hell bank notes were scattered behind a funeral procession. Demons following the procession would stop to pickup the notes and would not arrive at the place of burial so the departed loved one would pass into the after world safely. The culture must have been one in the Far East. The religion I could not guess. If you are among those who stop to pickup hell bank notes, don't admit it!

Dave who is sometimes possessed.

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Beautiful array of flowers. Thanks for posting.
Dave, thanks for the explanation, very ingenious
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