19 August 2011

The drummers with a huge drum


This photo is a scene from Tenjin Festival, which is the biggest festival in Osaka and said to be one of the three greatest festivals in Japan.

催太鼓

何だかよく分からないのが魅力の大阪天神祭りだが、この催太鼓は数ある催事の中でも天神講(獅子舞と傘踊り)と並んで最もおもしろいものだろう。

4 comments:

Arnaud said...

It looks a bit strange. i really wonder what's the background of this picture, why they all stand this way over the drum.

masa said...

Thanks, Arnaud. This drum is placed on a float which is parading on the street. And the drummers are making a tense performance just before drumming.

Aloha43 said...

一瞬を切り取った写真と洒落たコピーがいっぱい。
おもしろい!

Ozias Myssos said...

Your photos are like haikus : tiny details for large meanings. Very nice to discover.
Thank you,
Ozias.