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The Bon Festival

The Bon Festival

  is a 500 year old Japanese Buddhist tradition that honors deceased ancestors. The actual dance itself pictured here is called the Bon Odori.

This the last of the Bon Odori photos I took this past weekend. Samurai Eating Ice Cream and The Red Lantern are the other two.



Exposure: 1/500 sec @ f/8
ISO200, 80mm

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  • Wow, your colors are not as bright as others' tend to be, yet just as striking. I love it. :)
    Camz @ 09:50pm 07/21/08
  • We gain so much from other cultures, not the least of which is color and interesting traditions. Thank you for explaining the “Bon Odori”.
    Andrew @ 04:39am 07/22/08
  • nicely done peter. i like the colour of kimono the rightmost girl is wearing.
    taking photos of people's behind is one of my favourite.
    joshua @ 11:05am 07/22/08
  • Really neat processing. is it old, new? doesn't matter. timeless.
    Myrtle Beach @ 01:41pm 07/24/08
  • Nice selective desaturation processing and interesting scene.
    cako @ 10:53am 07/25/08