Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Photo: The Obon Eisa Dancers Outside My Place

It's Obon in Okinawa, Japan.  Here is a photo taken at 1:12AM Aug 13, 2011.  That'd be a Saturday morning, I guess but, it was still Friday night for me.

Just in case you're unfamiliar with this blog My Place is a Karaoke Bar.  It's also my office during non-business hours (that'd be most of the time).  When I'm not out shooting photos somewhere I'm here in the office developing or banging away on a computer keyboard and cussing at the slow internet service.  That'd be most of the time, too.

Obon is a very busy time of year for me and I'm not sure I consider it a festival but, that's the gallery I'll be posting the photos in until I get time to reorganize.

These Obon Eisa Dancers are out in the streets for three nights, until the wee hours of the morning.  Their job is to welcome ancestoral spirits.  There's a wee bit of spirits consumed by the dancers in the process, too.  With any luck, I'll be able to get some photos of them performing inside My Place to show you.  

It depends on whether or not I get back in town at the right time to catch them. 

Then, it depends on whether or not Mrs Ryukyu Mike lets them in the place after she see's the picture of that one Eisa Gal blowing a kiss at the cameraman.  Hah !



Map It! Okinawa said...

Cussing at the slow internet service?

Really, Mike? You lost that love'n Feeling?

Ryukyu T. Cruise

RyukyuMike said...

Dang, I guess I ought to be careful 'bout what I write. Just in case I want to get a job that's internet related when I grow up !