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Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka

I went down to Osaka for their big annual summer festival. I brought along my canon SLR with some Fuji Superia 200 film. I normally use that film for my sprocket rocket because of the colourful lines it has on the sprockets, but I must say it did a pretty good job during those sunny days. This was all during a heat wave where the temperature reached 40 plus (Celsius, you American and Belizeans can figure it out yourself).

 

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Below is a short (1:38m) video of some footage I shot of the festival.

 

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Tenjin Matsuri: Osaka Festival 2014 from LostAruban on Vimeo.

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3-D in Osaka

 

When I visted Osaka during the summer I took along my Nishika and some Fuji film. There was enough sun (maybe too much because it was very hot). I threw on the flash and took photos of the famous local festival, the Tenjin Matsuri. I’ve been playing around trying to embed the gifs on gfycat but was unable to do so. So for now these are still fullsize gifs, so be patient when they are loading.

For more Nishika shots, please check out posts one, two and three.

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Got my thumb in of the frames, covering one of the 4 lenses of the camera.

 

 

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I liked the hats these guys were wearing.

 

 

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This performer was very much into it and smiling all the way in the heat.

 

 

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These guys were dancing to some traditional music and drumming. The songs were at least ten minutes each and they would make these expressive movements with their hands and fingers.

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Kyoto, Osaka and Nara in sprockets

This summer I took a trip to Japan. I visited Kyoto, Nara and went to the Tenjin Matsuri (major summer festival) in Osaka. One of the cameras I brought along was my sprocket rocket. The cheap small flash I use it with didn’t fire a couple of times so some images were very underexposed. I used a roll of Fuji Superia 200 (which always have the colourful lines between the sprockets) and a roll of expired Fuji NPH 400 professional film.

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Here are the photos taken with the 2 different rolls of film. The first batch were taken in the ancient city of Kyoto.

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I then took a train and went to Nara for a daytrip. I was crazy hot. Just my luck I was in Japan during a heatstroke. It got up to 38 in Kyoto.

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My last stop in Japan was Osaka. Just in time for the Tenjin Matsuri.

 

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