談山神社

談山神社

12.25.2013

On-maturi

This is Wakamiya- Shrine's festival. Wakamiya-shrine is affiliated with Kasuga-Grand-Shrine.

In the year 1136, people in Yamato district were suffering from flood or hunger, so Kanpaku(the rank to assist a Emperor)-Fujiwarano Tadamichi built the temporary palace and dedicated performing arts to Wakamiya God.  Rain stopped and became to get rich harvest. So this became an annual event. This festival has been continued and this year is the 878th.

                                   Yabusame by a boy.    He put an arrow in the target excellently


                                                   Maiden in Shrine









                                                          Bacyo-no-chigo


                                                              before the parade


                                                  Daimyo-gyoretu


                                                                      horse race


The festival was held from the 15th to the 18th on December. The climax is the 17th. At 0:00a.m. Wakamiya God enter at the temporary palace.  From 12:00p.m. performing arts groups and people join the festival start a procession. From 3:30p.m. until 11:00p.m. they dedicate dances on the 9 m square grass stage. After those performing Wakamiya God get back to his usual palace around 11:30p.m.

                                                           They played Kagura
 

                                            Azuma-asobi   four boys played.


                                                                         Dengaku


                                                                     Seinoo


Since Onmaturi began in Nara where Japanese culture was born.  Shinto ritual  or Kagura, Azumaasobi, Yamatomai etc in old Japanese performing arts have been strictly protected .Bugaku that came from Korean peninsula are handed down. And Dengaku, Seinoo, Sarugaku etc that were formed among citizen in Middle Ages are succeeded relatively correctly. So this festival look like the museum of art performance.

    Bugaku,  Kitoku  (I took last year.If you would like to see last bolg, click Here .)


                                                                                                ( I took the year before last)


                                                                         Bugaku,  Nasori            (I took last year)




Thank you for visiting during this year.
Wishing you Merry Christmas and Very Happy New year!              
                                                                              Best Wishes Sarah
 





20 件のコメント:

Giga さんのコメント...

Wspaniała tradycja i piękne widowisko. Wzajemnie, radosnych Świąt i szczęśliwego 2014 roku. :)
Great tradition and beautiful spectacle. Likewise, joyous Christmas and a happy 2014. :)

Joy さんのコメント...

So nice to read and see your traditon and culture.
Merry Christmas and happy new year to you too:)

Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

A lovely peek into the traditions and festivals of Japan, Sarah!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan さんのコメント...

Thanks for relating the story of the festival and the beautiful and captivating pictures.

orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah;
Oh, than you very much for introducing this great festival♡♡♡ First Time for me to see and with your gorgeous pictures.

I wish you and all of your family had a wonderful Christmas and a happy Year End and New Year season♬♬♬


Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

こんばんは。とても感動的です。伝統が若い人々によって守られていることは、嬉しいです。今年も残りわずかとなりました。良いお年をお過ごしください。

Rurousha さんのコメント...

I love anything with horses, the kids are adorable and the costumes are magnificent!

All the best for the year of the horse, Sarah-san! ^^

stardust さんのコメント...

御祭り、今年も撮影に行かれたんですね。もしかて・・・と思い訪れましたらやはり。流鏑馬の少年たちの凛々しいこと。子供が小学生の時はよく社会勉強として見に出かけました。その日は小学校の授業が半日になるのも奈良らしいですね。年の瀬もいよいよ押し詰まるにつけ、寒さも厳しくなってきました。今年一年お世話になりありがとうございました。ブログでは私の行けないところ、行ってない所を楽しませていただきました。よい年をお迎えくださいね。

Joyful さんのコメント...

Wonderful photos Sarah! The festival looks lovely.

cosmos さんのコメント...

久しぶりのブログ訪問です。パソコン環境の不自由さは変わらないのですが、その中でぼつぼつ再開していきたいと思っています。

流鏑馬の少年たちのなんとかっこいいこと!!日頃の精進が伺えますね。勇敢に誇り高く役をこなしたことでしょう。伝統のおん祭り、いつも伝えてくださってありがとう。

今年一年、ありがとうございました。良いお年を!

Our photos さんのコメント...

You have nice pictures, Sarah.
Greetings from Holland

Self Sagacity さんのコメント...

I love your photos, especially the one with the kids on the horses. Very cool.

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

This is so special! Lovely clothes with all this great colors. Also pictures are beautiful.

I wish you all the best for the new year 2014.
Hugs from north:-)

Arti さんのコメント...

Wow! Brilliant pictures and coverage of the festival, Sarah! Love those sights - so festive and colorful, full of arts and culture. This indeed looks like a museum of arts performance. Felt like I was right there, along with you. Thank you so much for sharing with us the beauty of your country, all through the year. Loved seeing it through you. Wish you a blessed and a very Happy new year 2014. :)

Our photos さんのコメント...

We wish you a pleasant year change
Until next year
RW & SK

Camila Rafaela Felippi さんのコメント...

Wonderful culture! I love to see it. In my country it rarelly happens. Here the people don't worry with culture and hapiness, just with carnaval, soccer and money. Really beautiful photos, I loved the clothes!

Happy new year :D

Tomoko さんのコメント...

明けましておめでとうございます。
しばらくPCから離れてましたので、遅い訪問になりました。
最近つくづくと、奈良のお祭りの多さに驚き感心します。流石に何度もおん祭りを見に行かれてるサラさん。クライマックスを見事にとらえていますね。私は入り口を見ただけで、すっかり疲れて家に戻りました。流鏑馬の少年は引き締まった顔つきで行列の中で何枚も私のスナップに入っていましたが、流鏑馬の瞬間は更に凛々しいでわ。
今年も良い年でありますように!宜しくお願いします。

unrosetoinviacerreto さんのコメント...

Hello Sarah, thank you for your wishes for Christmas,
I'll hope that this new year just arrived
be for you a year full of desires fulfilled.
Very nice this post, traditions are the story of our lives and it is important
keeping them active.
Ciao
Loretta

Kiran palwasha さんのコメント...

Seems a colorful festival. Thanks for sharing. Great photography and coverage of an event.

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Fabulous photos Sarah!
I've been away from my blog over the Festive Season - thank you for your good wishes. I hope the New Year is going well for you and your family.

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!
Ruby