August is famous in Japan for lots of Matsuri that are festival where people pouring the streets between stands, fireworks, yukata and jinbei. This time on august 23rd I went to Azabujuban (麻布十番）and Kouenji (高円寺) to see 2 different matsuri. Nouryou (納涼) the first and awaodori (阿波踊り）the second. The main difference was the first is a long long street full of stands…..but they are different from the other stands because they are chic, they are oshiare….champagne, wine….in a matsuri! It was something incredible but Azabujuban is an area rich close to Roppongi so it’s quite normal. The second one is about dance in the street typical japanese dances. Arrived there late, I was pretty sure that find a nice place was impossible. I was right. It was really toooooooo crowded and I thought I couldn’t take any photo there. This time I wanted to use my Fuji Tx1 with the con tax TL140 flash so I wanted to stay at about 2 meters from the subject.
Well……say impossible was not enough, but sometimes fate change and I had the opportunity to find a seat in the first raw to enjoy 40 minutes of this special event! 3 rolls (2 Neopresto 400 B/W film used at 125 shutter speed and f16-5.6 and a Velvia 100F expired in 2007 ). Definitely a great experience.
The B/W film as usual were developed by me using fujifilm products and then in postproduction I just increased their black value, probably due to some scanner problem, but not sure. The slide film was processed by photo lab with kodak process. What is the difference between kodak and fuji process…..well honestly don’t know but being a 7 years old film I think that was processed quite well.
Here is the selection I made. Enjoy it and Stay Click!