Sunday, March 15, 2015

Brilliant Colors and Dancing with Horses


Motion GIFs from Juri-uma Parade

 

 

This event takes place in Naha, Okinawa January 20th by the Lunar Calendar.

That happened to be today so, we went to the big city with cameras.




kimonos, horses, dance, Juri-uma

There were all sorts of costumes and dances but, these were my favorites.

A few hundred more images will be looked at some other day.


women dancing, horses


Tsuji was an entertainment district in Naha years ago.

And, the gals  (courtesans) working there,  were the Juri.

Supposedly, this parade was held annually so families could get to see their daughters.

Learn more about the event by checking a previous entry:

Have You Ever Heard of the Parade of the Prostitutes ? 

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