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Lens: Sigma 28-80 Camera: Pentax MZ5 Photo Location: Kashima, Japan ISO: 100 
Posted By: RobG, 11-01-2010, 02:48 PM


While I was working briefly as an English teacher in Japan in 2002, I was fortunate to see some special events put on as part of the World Cup, which was played in both Japan and Korea that year. In Kashima they had demonstrations of Japanese drumming; taiko being the Japanese word for drum. The rhythms which these teams of drummers achieved were just amazing! I'm also posting this picture as a shameless plug for the Pentax Forums Japan social group - if you have an interest in Japan, come over to the Japan social group and say hi!

Rob

PS There's no Exif data because this image was taken on Fujichrome 100F slide film. As recently as 2002, I still wasn't convinced that a DSLR could give me the results I could get from Fujichrome 100F, and frankly with the 6MP cameras available then, I still think it's a fair argument.
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Great shot, I like it!
Thanks! I'm so glad I that now I don't have to be as sparing with the shutter release as I had to be with Provia 100F when I took this.

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Thanks Dave! It's great to be able to show people a bit about Japanese culture through photography. It's a challenging place to visit if you don't speak the language and you aren't on an escorted tour, but at the same time the cultural and social differences make it all the more interesting. Being suddenly illiterate in an unknown land was a bit of a shock for example! On my last trip I walked around a city block three times because the guest house was only sign posted in kanji (chinese characters) and I couldn't read it. Eventually I asked a passing local - and I happened to be standing right in front of the ryokan at the time!


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