Derrière Kusuda Jinja on Flickr.
Katsuura Hachiman Shrine Festival. Japan. Main image detail….Photography by Masahisa Uemura on Flickr.
(Source: Flickr / masa5901)
Court ladies dressed in Heian style kimono at the annual Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) in Kyoto City.
浜北飛龍まつり (Hamakita Hiryu Festival)
The Hamakita Hiryu Matsuri in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka is a festival that occurs in various locations in Hamakita: the Tenryu Nakase Ryokuchi Park, the Hamakita Culture Center, and Nayuta. It is celebrated in the first week of June and in honor of Ryujin, various events are held including kite-flying, a gyoza competition, and a special event celebrating fire, water, and sound.
Set B. Participant of the Teruhime Matsuri Parade, Japan. This parade involves re-enactments of three historic nobles and their entourage. The nobles in question were the prominent members of the Toshima Clan, which has given their name to Toshima Ward, Toshima Station and many other places in Tokyo. Their historic castle used to be located in this very park. The clan was most powerful from the 12th century to about 1470 when they were ousted by a rival clan, the Uesugi. Text and image by Tokyobling
Ohara matsuri (festival), Japan. Photography by Otomodachi on Flickr. Ohara Matsuri is the big dance festival that is held in KagoshimaCity annually on the first weekend of November.