February 16th, 2011 – Tanko Bushi

Today’s image is from Seattle’s annual Bon Odori Festival.  The  75-year-old event attracts hundreds of festival goers who celebrate Japanese heritage through traditional song, dance and food.  The highlight of the festival is the street dancing to  folk songs and Taiko drums.  Tanko Bushi or Coal Miners Dance is one the crowd favorites.

View of Bon Odori Festival Dancing  – Seattle, Washington

To see a larger version or please click on the image.
Pentax K7,  Pentax SMC DA 14 /f2.8, 14 mm,  f/3.5, ISO 320, HDR, 3 Exposures, Hand-held.  Post processing -Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, Photomatix Pro, onOne PhotoTools.
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