29 April 2011

Nara Heijyo-kyo festival

Princess Heijyo-kyo, portrait
Nara 2011

#Nara was the former capital of Japan before it was moved to Kyoto in 794. This is also a beautiful and relaxing city full of historical treasures, less than an hour by train from Kyoto.
I took these pictures during Heijyo-kyo tenpyosai parade on April 29. This is a festival similar to Jidai Matsuri in Kyoto where the participants parade dressed in costumes from the Heijyo-kyo imperial court. This is so colorful and beautiful. All the participants were stunning and so easy going with the camera. I like their smile...and their hair style.

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