Most viewed - Hino Matsuri Festival 日野祭
hi534-IMG_1399.jpg
Miss Shakunage (Rhododendron)381 views
hi519-IMG_1327.jpg
Each float has a decoration on the roof depicting a popular topic during the past year. This is Yamauchi Kazutoyo and wife Chiyo from the NHK Taiga Drama called "Komyo ga Tsuji."205 views"Komyo ga Tsuji" is about a up and coming samurai named Yamauchi Kazutoyo and his wife Chiyo who was from Shiga. The story's main setting is Shiga, and the year-long TV series was broadcast during 2006.
hi535-IMG_1511.jpg
TV personality Daniel Kahl and a fan at Hino Matsuri, Hino, Shiga Prefecture. ダニエル・カール202 viewsWhat's this guy from Yamagata-ken doing here at the Hino Matsuri in Shiga Pref??

ダニエル・カール
hi509-IMG_1309.jpg
May 3, 2006: Hino Matsuri at Umamioka Watamuki Shrine 本祭(馬見岡綿向神社)Map143 views
hi501-IMG_1944.jpg
Held annually during May 2 and 3, the Hino Matsuri is the largest festival in eastern Shiga Pref. In 2006, sixteen ornate floats and three portable shrines were paraded through the streets. It is the spring festival of the Umamioka Watamuki Shrine.139 views
hi512-IMG_1341.jpg
Pulling another float at the Hino Matsuri, Shiga Pref.108 views
hi563-IMG_1613.jpg
Special viewing window called "sajiki-mado" at Hino Matsuri. They view the Hino Festival procession from this special window. 桟敷窓101 views
hi620-IMG_2965.jpg
A sign in front of the storehouse introduces the float in Japanese, English, and Korean.85 views
hi508-IMG_1281.jpg
May 2: Night Festival 宵祭82 views
hi619-IMG_2966.jpg
Storehouse for float77 views
hi537-IMG_1432.jpg
It was the finest day for the Hino Matsuri festival.76 views
hi506-IMG_1220.jpg
May 2: Night Festival where the floats are lit up at night 宵祭74 views
hi503-IMG_1066.jpg
Portable shrine (mikoshi) at Nishinomiya Shrine. The mikoshi are carried to this nearby shrine from Watamuki Shrine. 西之宮71 views
hi507-IMG_1084.jpg
Pulling a float on the festival eve starting at 7 pm.68 views
hi504-IMG_1068.jpg
Ceremony at Nishinomiya Shrine67 views西之宮
hi505-IMG_1036_1.jpg
Warehouse for one of the floats67 views
hi619-20110503_9115.jpg
67 views
hi502-IMG_1070.jpg
Nishinomiya Shrine on May 2, 2006 西之宮64 views
hi511-IMG_1336.jpg
Another dashi float is hauled to the shrine. 南大窪町の「南壮社(なんそうしゃ)」55 views
hi516-IMG_1381.jpg
Steering the float with a stick stuck under the wheel to nudge it in the desired direction.54 views
hi517-IMG_1390.jpg
One by one, all the floats gather at the shrine.54 views
hi515-IMG_1383.jpg
Steering the float53 views
hi510-IMG_1330.jpg
The 16 floats start entering the shrine grounds during 9:30 - 11:00 am.50 views
hi518-IMG_1422.jpg
50 views
hi514-IMG_1315.jpg
"Yoisho!" (Heave ho!)49 views
hi520-IMG_1452.jpg
World Cup soccer 南大窪町の「南壮社(なんそうしゃ)」47 views
hi513-IMG_1349.jpg
45 views
hi521-IMG_1395.jpg
Ito Miki, a member of Japan's moguls team at the Turin Winter Olympics, is from Hino.44 views
hi531-IMG_1544.jpg
Float named "Kanbusha" 観舞車44 views
hi528-IMG_1554.jpg
Rear view of floats43 views
hi540-IMG_1470.jpg
Kamiko. 神子 芝田楽 (shibadengaku)43 views
hi559-IMG_1628.jpg
Shrine priest in the procession heading for the Otabisho.41 views
hi608-IMG_2020.jpg
The three Kamiko.41 views神子
hi556-IMG_1594.jpg
40 views
hi524-IMG_1985.jpg
"Oh Japan" for the World Baseball Classic won by Japan and coached by Oh Sadaharu.39 views
hi529-IMG_1555.jpg
Side view of a float39 views
hi589-IMG_1768.jpg
39 views
hi613-IMG_2037.jpg
39 views
hi530-IMG_1451.jpg
Closeup of the steps38 views
hi533-IMG_1401.jpg
Miss Shakunage (Rhododendron) pose in front of a float. There is a valley nearby famous for rhododendron.38 views
hi536-IMG_1439.jpg
The floats were very colorful against the greenery.38 views
hi550-IMG_1566.jpg
38 views
hi564-IMG_1643.jpg
The procession proceeds with people chanting "yare, yare."38 views
hi570-IMG_1668.jpg
38 views
hi567-IMG_1659.jpg
38 views
hi607-IMG_2007.jpg
Body toss38 views
hi523-IMG_1421.jpg
Commemorating Tezuka Osamu's 60th anniversary since his debut as a manga artist. That's Tetsuwan no Atom or Astro Boy.37 views
hi532-IMG_1551.jpg
Float named "Hakkei-kaku" featuring small sculptures of the Eight Views of Omi. Built in 1807. Metal ornamentation as well as painted wood carvings on the front and upper transom depicting the Eight Famous Views of Ōmi... 八景閣37 viewsConstructed circa 1807 (Bunka 4), from Shin-cho. Metal ornamentation as well as painted wood carvings on the front and upper transom depicting the Eight Famous Views of Ōmi create an elaborate adornment to the entryway of this splendid hikiyama.

hi544-IMG_1504.jpg
37 views
hi543-IMG_1497.jpg
The procession head for the Otabisho at 11:30 am. 渡御出発37 views
hi552-IMG_1573.jpg
Some chidren lead the way for the second mikoshi.37 views
hi549-IMG_1522.jpg
37 views
hi557-IMG_1598.jpg
They exit shrine and head for the Otabisho.37 views
hi566-IMG_1658.jpg
37 views
hi568-IMG_1663.jpg
One of the three mikoshi on its way to the Otabisho.37 views
hi592-IMG_1795.jpg
37 views
hi594-IMG_1802.jpg
37 views
hi617-IMG_2049.jpg
37 views
hi518-20110503_8706.jpg
Photos labeled as "2012" were taken on May 3, 2011, not 2012.37 views
hi518-20110503_8765.jpg
37 views
hi522-IMG_1326.jpg
Ukiyoe36 views
hi547-IMG_1519.jpg
36 views
hi555-IMG_1592.jpg
36 views
hi561-IMG_1634.jpg
Mikoshi36 views
hi578-IMG_1710.jpg
Mikoshi closeup36 views
hi600-IMG_1972.jpg
One of the mikoshi arrives back at Watamuki Shrine at around 4 pm.36 views
hi615-IMG_2045.jpg
Float named "Jusosha" leave the shrine. 寿雙車36 views
hi518-20110503_9025.jpg
36 views
hi526-IMG_1429.jpg
Float named Man'ensha. Built in 1860 (Man’en 1). 萬延社35 viewsConstructed in 1860 (Man’en 1). For the first 70 years since its construction, the wood used in this hikiyama was unfinished; but to commemorate the enthronement of Emperor Showa, in 1929 (Showa 4) a black lacquer finish as well as gold leaf and decorative metalwork was added.
hi525-IMG_1430.jpg
A bug35 views
hi527-IMG_1398.jpg
Back of a float35 views
hi539-IMG_1457.jpg
Ceremony at the shrine35 views
hi546-IMG_1515.jpg
The first mikoshi approaches.35 views
hi545-IMG_1507.jpg
Horse35 views
hi554-IMG_1588.jpg
35 views
hi558-IMG_1606.jpg
35 views
hi573-IMG_1752.jpg
Kamiko receive many gifts.35 views神子
hi577-IMG_1708.jpg
Mikoshi closeup35 views
hi585-IMG_1756.jpg
The three mikoshi at the Otabisho.35 views
hi584-IMG_1735.jpg
The three mikoshi.35 views
hi587-IMG_1764.jpg
Ceremony at Otabisho お旅所祭典35 views
hi590-IMG_1780.jpg
Sacred dance is performed.35 views
hi599-IMG_1958.jpg
The mikoshi on its way back to Watamuki Shrine.35 views
hi601-IMG_1978.jpg
A mikoshi on its way to the shrine.35 views
hi612-IMG_2035.jpg
35 views
hi618-IMG_2054.jpg
Heading home. More about Hino here.35 views
hi518-20110503_8777.jpg
35 views
hi518-20110503_8882.jpg
35 views
hi518-20110503_8888.jpg
35 views
hi518-20110503_8927.jpg
35 views
hi538-IMG_1416.jpg
The three "Kamiko." 神子34 views
hi541-IMG_1484.jpg
After the ceremony, the Kamiko lead the procession.34 views
hi569-IMG_1666.jpg
34 views
hi576-IMG_1707.jpg
Mikoshi closeup34 views
hi581-IMG_1717.jpg
34 views
hi582-IMG_1719.jpg
The third mikoshi arrives.34 views
hi596-IMG_1816.jpg
34 views
hi591-IMG_1789.jpg
Procession ready to leave the Otabisho at 3 pm.34 views
hi597-IMG_1826.jpg
34 views
hi603-IMG_1984.jpg
34 views
hi611-IMG_2033.jpg
The floats also start to leave the shrine.34 views
hi606-IMG_2003.jpg
Mikoshi at the shrine34 views
hi534-IMG_1524.jpg
Float from Shimizu-cho with a panel explaining about the float in both English and Japanese. Carved panels depicting the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety by famed Suwa woodcarver, Tatekawa Washirō and a wave design drawn by Kyōto artist Mankō are..34 viewsConstructed in 1825 (Bunsei 8). Carved panels depicting the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety by famed Suwa woodcarver, Tatekawa Washirō and a wave design drawn by Kyōto artist Mankō are of great beauty. The gold leaf and lacquer adorning this hikiyama was applied by a Shimizu-chō resident artisan employing the utmost skill and devotion.

hi518-20110503_8758.jpg
34 views
hi518-20110503_8919.jpg
34 views
hi518-20110503_8931.jpg
34 views
hi619-20110503_9041.jpg
34 views
hi542-IMG_1490.jpg
Kamiko33 views神子
hi553-IMG_1581.jpg
The second mikoshi makes its way through.33 views
hi562-IMG_1624.jpg
Refreshments served. On the left is the unique sajiki-mado window for viewing the festival.33 views
hi579-IMG_1714.jpg
33 views
hi583-IMG_1730.jpg
33 views
hi598-IMG_1832.jpg
The second mikoshi leaves.33 views
hi602-IMG_1983.jpg
33 views
hi609-IMG_2022.jpg
At 6:00 pm, the procession starts to leave the shrine.33 views
hi616-IMG_2046.jpg
Enjoying a free ride home.33 views
hi534-IMG_1523.jpg
One float (from Shimizu-cho) provided an explanation about the float in English.33 views
hi518-20110503_8752.jpg
33 views
hi518-20110503_8755.jpg
33 views
hi518-20110503_8790.jpg
33 views
hi518-20110503_8808.jpg
33 views
hi518-20110503_8887.jpg
All the while at the shrine, festival music was played.33 views
hi548-IMG_1520.jpg
32 views
hi551-IMG_1568.jpg
32 views
hi560-IMG_1618.jpg
Break32 views
hi572-IMG_1754.jpg
The procession reaches the Otabisho at 12:30 pm.32 views
hi574-IMG_1697.jpg
Two of the mikoshi already at the Otabisho.32 views
hi575-IMG_1716.jpg
Phoenix atop a mikoshi32 views
hi588-IMG_1767.jpg
Ceremony at Otabisho32 views
hi604-IMG_1993.jpg
32 views
hi610-IMG_2031.jpg
32 views
hi518-20110503_8750.jpg
Tapestry on the back of the Shimizu-cho float.32 views
hi518-20110503_8774.jpg
32 views
hi619-20110503_9071.jpg
32 views
hi565-IMG_1650.jpg
31 views
hi571-IMG_1681.jpg
Entrance to Hibarino Otabisho ひばり野 お旅所31 views
hi586-IMG_1712.jpg
31 views
hi595-IMG_1811.jpg
The three mikoshi start to leave the Otabisho.31 views
hi518-20110503_8720.jpg
31 views
hi518-20110503_8764.jpg
31 views
hi518-20110503_8792.jpg
31 views
hi518-20110503_8892.jpg
31 views
hi518-20110503_8942.jpg
31 views
hi542-20110503_8852.jpg
Sacred dance is performed during the ceremony.31 views
hi542-20110503_8956.jpg
The first of three portable shrines leave the shrine in a procession for the Otabisho resting place across town.31 views
hi619-20110503_9004.jpg
31 views
hi593-IMG_1797.jpg
30 views
hi605-IMG_1997.jpg
30 views
hi614-IMG_2043.jpg
The floats leave the shrine one after another.30 views
hi518-20110503_8712.jpg
Rikutoku float from Shimizu-cho arrives at the shrine.30 views
hi518-20110503_8781.jpg
30 views
hi518-20110503_8791.jpg
30 views
hi542-20110503_8895.jpg
30 views
hi580-IMG_1715.jpg
29 views
hi518-20110503_8823.jpg
29 views
hi518-20110503_8917.jpg
29 views
hi518-20110503_8926.jpg
29 views
hi518-20110503_8930.jpg
29 views
hi518-20110503_8991.jpg
29 views
hi542-20110503_8863.jpg
29 views
hi542-20110503_8959.jpg
29 views
hi542-20110503_8980.jpg
29 views
hi619-20110503_9084.jpg
29 views
hi619-20110503_9106.jpg
29 views
hi619-20110503_9110.jpg
29 views
hi518-20110503_8775.jpg
28 views
hi518-20110503_8787.jpg
28 views
hi518-20110503_8794.jpg
28 views
hi518-20110503_8890.jpg
28 views
hi518-20110503_8920.jpg
28 views
hi518-20110503_9023.jpg
28 views
hi542-20110503_8869.jpg
28 views
hi619-20110503_9055.jpg
28 views
hi619-20110503_9078.jpg
28 views
hi518-20110503_8747.jpg
27 views
hi518-20110503_8760.jpg
27 views
hi518-20110503_8811.jpg
27 views
hi518-20110503_8819.jpg
27 views
hi518-20110503_8886.jpg
27 views
hi518-20110503_8925.jpg
27 views
hi518-20110503_9026.jpg
27 views
hi542-20110503_8842.jpg
27 views
hi619-20110503_9056.jpg
27 views
hi518-20110503_8745.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8762.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8767.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8894.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8910.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8933.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8940.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8966.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8986.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_9021.jpg
26 views
hi542-20110503_8862.jpg
26 views
hi542-20110503_8876.jpg
26 views
hi542-20110503_8901.jpg
26 views
hi542-DSC00034.jpg
26 views
hi619-20110503_9087.jpg
26 views
hi518-20110503_8748.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_8804.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_8914.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_8944.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_8945.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_8965.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_8981.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_8985.jpg
25 views
hi518-20110503_9020.jpg
25 views
hi542-20110503_8832.jpg
25 views
hi542-20110503_8836.jpg
Since this was soon after 3/11 Tohoku disasters, a black and white curtain (used for mourning) was put up.25 views
hi542-20110503_8841.jpg
25 views
hi619-20110503_9113.jpg
25 views
hi518d-hinomatsuri.youtube
My video of Hino Matsuri on May 3, 2011.24 views
hi518-20110503_8773.jpg
24 views
hi518-20110503_8906.jpg
24 views
hi518-20110503_8983.jpg
24 views
hi518-20110503_9000.jpg
24 views
hi518-20110503_9018.jpg
Most of the floats have decorations on the roof. Most depict local heroes such as Lord Gamo Ujisato.24 views
hi542-20110503_8840.jpg
A Shinto ceremony is held in front of the three portable shrines.24 views
hi542-20110503_8861.jpg
24 views
hi542-20110503_8993.jpg
24 views
hi619-20110503_9046.jpg
24 views
hi619-20110503_9066.jpg
24 views
hi518-20110503_8788.jpg
23 views
hi518-20110503_8793.jpg
23 views
hi518-20110503_8912.jpg
23 views
hi518-20110503_8923.jpg
23 views
hi518-20110503_8934.jpg
23 views
hi518-20110503_8972.jpg
23 views
hi542-20110503_8875.jpg
23 views
hi542-20110503_8951.jpg
23 views
hi619-20110503_9048.jpg
23 views
hi619-20110503_9073.jpg
23 views
hi518-20110503_8936.jpg
22 views
hi518-20110503_8947.jpg
22 views
hi518-20110503_8970.jpg
22 views
hi518-20110503_8982.jpg
22 views
hi518-20110503_8997.jpg
22 views
hi518-20110503_8999.jpg
22 views
hi542-20110503_8856.jpg
22 views
hi542-20110503_8864.jpg
22 views
hi542-20110503_8873.jpg
22 views
hi619-20110503_9061.jpg
22 views
hi619-20110503_9104.jpg
22 views
hi518-20110503_8813.jpg
21 views
hi518-20110503_8922.jpg
21 views
hi542-20110503_8834.jpg
People line up to pray at the shrine.21 views
hi619-20110503_9028.jpg
21 views
hi619-20110503_9035.jpg
21 views
hi619-20110503_9089.jpg
21 views
hi542-20110503_8827.jpg
20 views
hi542-20110503_8871.jpg
20 views
hi619-20110503_9088.jpg
20 views
268 files on 2 page(s) 1