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Matthew Haswell | profile | all galleries >> Japan 日本 >> Japanese Festivals 日本の祭り >> Hikone-jō Matsuri 彦根城祭り tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri 青森ねぶた祭 | Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri 弘前ねぷた祭 | Goshogawara Tachineputa Matsuri 五所川原立佞武多 | Akita Kantō Matsuri 秋田竿燈祭 | Nagoya Matsuri 名古屋祭り | Hirokōji Natsu Matsuri in Nagoya 広小路夏祭り | Arimatsu Shibori Matsuri 有松絞り祭 | Hime-no-miya Matsuri in Inuyama 犬山の姫の宮祭り | Hōnen Matsuri in Komaki 小牧の豊年祭 | Ichinomiya Tanabata Matsuri 一宮七夕祭り | Hikone-jō Matsuri 彦根城祭り | Tottori Shan Shan Matsuri 鳥取しゃんしゃん祭 | Hirado Jangara Matsuri 平戸ジャンガラ祭 | Naha Matsuri 那覇祭り

Hikone-jō Matsuri 彦根城祭り

The main annual festival of Himeji city, taking place during the first three days of November and centering around a parade featuring children in traditional costume
Elementary school marching band
Elementary school marching band
Another elementary school band
Another elementary school band
Taikō drummers
Taikō drummers
'Warrior' in kamishimo dress
'Warrior' in kamishimo dress
More local men in ceremonial warrior dress
More local men in ceremonial warrior dress
Horseback child daimyō
Horseback child daimyō
Young boys in traditional dress
Young boys in traditional dress
Local girls in traditional dress
Local girls in traditional dress
Young girls in kimono
Young girls in kimono
Girls in noble and religious dress
Girls in noble and religious dress
The samurai arrive
The samurai arrive
Group of samurai
Group of samurai
Towards the end of the parade
Towards the end of the parade
Local men in happi coats
Local men in happi coats