Boy in traditional costume visit the Shinto shrine as part of a coming-of-age celebration. Tokyo, Japan. Photographer Laurent T (aka thery...)

Love the fabric combination. Boy in traditional costume visit the Shinto shrine as part of a coming-of-age celebration. Tokyo, Japan // Photographer Laurent T (aka thery.

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Yabusame (流鏑馬) is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shoots three special "turnip-headed" arrows successively at three wooden targets.

Samurai

Samurai code, way of warrior The Bushidō code's typified by virtues: Rectitude (義 gi?) Courage (勇氣 yūki) Benevolence (仁 jin) Respect (禮 rei) Honesty (誠 makoto) Honour (名誉 meiyo) Loyalty (忠義 chūgi) Associated virtues Filial piety (孝 kō) Wisdom (智 ch

Japanese Kagura theater Kabuki - traditional Japanese opera, more similar to the Chinese then Europen opera

Kagura performers can be divided into two groups: the Maikata and the Hayashikata. The Mankato also wear wigs called gas and masks over their faces.

Japanese fox masks for festival

Japanese fox masks for festival. Tradition said that foxes from all over the Oji area of Kita-ku gathered to visit Oji Inari-jinja Shrine on New Year's Eve. Now, people gather and visit the shrine in fox masks for a parade inspired by the legend.

懐剣 Kaiken, is a dagger to put in a belt (OBI ) when wearing wedding kimono Uchikake. Kaiken are usually in a bag of white cloth. Women born in the former samurai were in possession of a dagger for self-defense.

懐剣 Kaiken, is a dagger to put in a belt (OBI ) when wearing wedding kimono Uchikake. Kaiken are usually in a bag of white cloth. Samurai women were always in possession of a dagger for self-defense.

Fox Wedding 狐の嫁入り Actually the term Kitsune no Yomeiri [狐の嫁入り] refers to the occurrence of rain occurring during brilliant sunshine, which is said to occur a fox bride is going through the woods to the house of her fox groom. Sometimes during festival occasions, shrines would stage the “fox wedding” as well, and that is when we would get to see the interesting couple wearing the fox mask.

Fox Wedding 狐の嫁入り Actually the term Kitsune no Yomeiri [狐の嫁入り] refers to the occurrence of rain occurring during brilliant sunshine, which is said to occur a fox bride is going through the woods to the house of her fox groom.

Japanese horseback archery.

Yabusame (流鏑馬) is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery.

狐の嫁入り

Fox Wedding 狐の嫁入り Actually the term Kitsune no Yomeiri [狐の嫁入り] refers to the occurrence of rain occurring during brilliant sunshine, which is said to occur a fox bride is going through the woods to the house of her fox groom.

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