Saioh Matsuri Surreal

Saioh Sama The Grand Walk


the Saioh Sama


photographers had a grand time with their cameras

                         
mikoshi carrying the Saioh
                          

Every year, this colorful festival is being celebrated and witnessed by tourists in and out of the prefecture. A two day event that concentrates on the costumes, culture, beliefs and worship through dance and drums recital.



Mei Hime with the Saioh


drums recital


The 33rd Saioh Festival was a succesful and joyous event held at Meiwa Ise Prefecture.
It was said that during Heian Period, the Saioh started her lone journey on early dawn to Ise Meiwa Prefecture.

The Saioh was said to live a sad life during the Heian Era, they were appointed to serve Ise Grand Shrine. According to their website, they, as servants of God, were never allowed to be inlove with someone. (saiohdotsubdotjp)

The event is held annully in a large lawn field of Saiku Historical Museum and every first week of June when Japanese iris is in full bloom.

 A celebration that leads you back during the era that leads to an awesome event and will leave you thinking how to live during that time, with the extravagant heavy clothes that depects on their costumes. Whole story of the Saioh in english here.

 I wonder how they wash their clothes during those times with those long heavy kimonos! A Japan heritage at large! It was jawdropping!



feasting with your eyes with the beauty and the colorful historic costumes



photoshoot with every batch


Saioh Sama with the Yumei Hime mascot


the procession reenactment of the Saioh



staring lovely at the audience



such a beautiful sight



the final walk

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