12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
巫女舞 (Miko mai)

This is part of a series of Japanese festival. Most Japanese participate in a festival from childhood. Little girls take part in a Koromo festival as a 巫女 (Miko). 巫女舞 (Miko mai) is a traditional dance performed by miko (shrine maidens) in a Kagura performance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Hidetoshi Ogata