Highlights of the 2018 Toshiya ceremony at Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto.
|This gate is a popular place for people to pose for photos.|
|A forest of bows as people wait for thier turn.|
|Note the girl in the front, the items she is carrying and how she carries them.|
The ring shaped items are holders for bow strings.
|The 20 year old girls division. Note the one girl who is so much taller than the others.|
|ハーフ？ A tall girl with unusual features, maybe she is half-Japanese.|
|Hair that is styled and adorned with beautiful ornaments.|
|Playing with focus and f/stop for a dramatic view of the crowded scene.|
|A nice pose by this girl as she looks out into the distance with her head held up.|
|A sharpshooter's pose.|
|Note the chest cover, made of mesh material, guard against the bow string.|
|A nice high-aiming pose.|
|A look of heroic determination.|
|The girls with these types of dangling forelocks are affected by the release of the arrow and the passing of the bowstring.|
|A dramatic cruci-form pose.|
|Holding the bow in this diagonal pose helps to frame the photo nicely.|
|A single individual with the background of the Sanjusangendo woodwork.|
|You can see how the long sleeves are tied back here on the furusode.|
Also note the tabi socks and the decorative embroidery on the hakama.
|Nice shot produced by aligning a shot from the side rather than further down range.|