Discussion in 'People Photography' started by fabio_yamauti, May 19, 2009.
Taken during the Akimatsuri Festival at Mogi das Cruzes, SP - Brazil.
Nice shots. My favorites are #1 and #8. =)
Thank you Andrew.
really interesting shots!!
they looks a little grainy - maybe on a high iso?
#5 is my favorite
Thank you woojiebear. Yes, most of them ISO 1600.
You captured the atmosphere well in all of them!
I particularly like 3, 6 and 12! Very nice. I don't mind the noise. The light situation explains why it had to be taken at a high ISO.
Can you explain to us what the Akimatsuri Festival is and why we see so many Oriental people (I understand that it is something originally Japanese!) in photos taken by a (semi?-)Brasilian in Brasil?
Thank you LaFoto!
Akimatsuri in english is "Autumn Festival". It's a traditional japanese celebration to thank the gods for a good harvest and pray for the wellbeing of each family in the community.
Here in Brazil there is a great number of japanese immigrants and japanese descendents. Every year, the japanese community organizes festivals like Hana Matsuri (Flower Festival), Tanabata Matsuri (Stars Festival), Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Trees Festival) and Aki Matsuri (Autumn Festival).
During the festivals you can eat japanese food, watch traditional dance and music performances, watch martial arts performances and so on.
I'm almost sure that these festivals are celebrated in almost every country that have a japanese community. You should look for information about this at you country And photograph them of course!
Good idea! Will do that, and there must be something in Düsseldorf then, for that is THE place for "our" Japanese people to live. Now that I know that matsuri means festival... and hana is flower and tanabata means stars and sakura is cherry flower (I knew THAT before, mind you ), and aki means autumn ... Thanks for the information!
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