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Jidai Matsuri 2013 - Portraits in Kyoto, Japan

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On October 22, 2013, I found myself in Kyoto during one of Japan's most important festivals - the Jidai Matsuri.  This is a celebration of the approximately 1100 years that Kyoto was the capital of Japan, before the capital was moved to Toyko.

Over 2000 people dressed in authentic period costumes parade from the Imperial Palace to the Heian Shrine.  

It is a photographers dream, but rather than photograph during the parade, I chose to mingle with the costumed masses and capture some personal portraits.

I shot Kodak Tri-X, a 35mm black and white film known as the "photojournalist's friend" in my old Canon t70.  

These photographs are also featured on The 52 Rolls Project blog.

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