I totally missed this year's martial arts festival at the grand Meiji Shrine but I had lots of fun at last year's festival. Aikido was well represented with dozens of practitioners from several cou...
Japan's Ancient Music & Dance, Gagaku is the world's most ancient form of orchestral music. A uniquely Japanese art form, Gagaku is filled with infinite musical resonances from all across Eurasia. This deeply moving music transcends time and spaces.
Япония / Japan
dance, Shiorai-Ayame, ibaragi, Japan,
My Japanese Obsession
Heirin-ji temple, Saitama, Japan
Samurai Parade, Nikko Spring Festival, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
History - Samurai & Sengoku Jidai
Sanja Matsuri Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Bamboo path in Sagano, Kyoto, Japan
A woman dressed as an Oiran, a high class courtesan of the Edo period. I believe this one likely taken at the October Oiran Dochu parade in Nagoya.