14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Go to the Ancient World

"Procession of Heian period" is held in Kumano-Kodo which is known as a world heritage. This traditional event is based on "Kumano-mode" which goes back to the Heian period. Long ago, pilgrimages to the Kumano-Kodo became popular and a lot of people visited there. This pilgrimage to the "Kumano-Kodo" is called "Kumano-mode". The spectacle of their advancing on a narrow mountain trail in a row is very beautiful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Wakayama, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Hidetoshi Ogata