The man was looking up at the top of the long pole

Man holding long pole with lantern
Shot in the city of Machiya, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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Many carrying shrines were parading down the streets of Machiya because of a festival. And they stopped to rest sometimes. It was heavy to carry. It is said that a carrying shrine usually weighs over 500 kilos. And some heavy shrines weigh about a ton. So people carry in rotation.

During the shrines stopped, those who carried the long pole with a lantern also stopped in the middle of the street. The two men in this photo were also stopping. And they were waiting for parading down again while they had nothing to do. One man was looking up at the top of the pole.

日本語
Oct 2017 PEOPLE TOKYO

Where is Machiya?

PHOTO DATA

No

10305

Shooting Date

May 2017

Posted On

October 8, 2017

Modified On

September 13, 2020

Place

Machiya, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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