Thursday, April 11, 2013

Japanese Umbrellas


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On vacation down in Okinawa right now but its grey and cloudy and rainy so instead of white sand and turquoise water you get umbrellas.....

These were at Nachi Taisha down in Kumano, Wakayama.

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This one was used to protect the taiko during the mikoshi procession at a shrine matsuri in Nakatsu.

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Of course regular "western" type umbrellas are more common....

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The classic red..... in Tomonoura...

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Western style, but used by priests at Hongu Taisha....

3 comments:

  1. awesome pictures, as always :-)
    I especially love the first and last!

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  2. Great photos! I love the last one (white umbrellas), great and original theme too

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