Ōgaki Festival

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    ♪ 大垣祭~八幡神社 (@Hachiman Temple, Gifu, Japan). 

    Hachiman (八幡) is the Shinto god of war, and divine protector of Japan and the Japanese people. The name means God of Eight Banners, referring to the eight heavenly banners that signaled the birth of the divine Emperor Ōjin. His symbolic animal and messenger is the dove..........
    [ quoted from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachiman ]

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    1. choirbell ages ago | reply

      I think this photo is a
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    2. a.rud.beth ages ago | reply

      hehe, she's gorgeous : )
      great shot, angie !

    3. FishTan ages ago | reply

      Hippo,

      I'm curious why japanese put on white makeup powder while making their lips look so small. Is that suppose to be beauty in the ancient times?

    4. tofu_minx ages ago | reply

      HAHAHAHA @ Fish TAn you are so funny :D i wonder the same now

    5. Tanakas4Peace ages ago | reply

      that is one cute smile!

    6. Ramon2002 ages ago | reply

      Beautiful photos!

    7. hippoPAPA +mum (Bento~Life) ages ago | reply

      @choirbell : Thanks for the invite

      @annette : Thank you ^.^

      @Fish & minx : As I know that it is a geisha makeup~
             May be u may know more info info about geisha from here,
             http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha
             This little geisha will have a great performance later ^^~

      @sera & minx : Thanks for the faves

      @Taki & ramon : Thank you very much ^^~

    8. elegant sheep [deleted] ages ago | reply

      great photos of Japan culture :))
      Love your photostream...and I learn a lot \ ( *o* ) /

    9. hippoPAPA +mum (Bento~Life) ages ago | reply

      Thank you~ Rimokon ^^~
      Thanks for the visit, appreciated!

    10. .niCky. ages ago | reply

      nice shot!she`s wearing beautiful kimono.I like お祭り :)

    11. m.s. shutterbug ages ago | reply

      Wow, great shots anGie!!
      WINNER
      You are my winner!
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    12. ♥Nanako♥ ages ago | reply

      Nice Shot!

    13. hippoPAPA +mum (Bento~Life) ages ago | reply

      @::::n--i--c--k--y:::: : Thanks for the visit and nice comment, Thank you~

      @Maya : Thanks for the invite ^^

      @Nanako : Thank you

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