Square #1 at Toshogu Temple, Nikko, Japan, 2013

These photos were taken during the most celebrated days of the year, during the Tosho-gu Grand Spring Festival. The scene was like stepping back in time. As we craned our necks to see, samurai archers on horseback raced up the hill exploding wooden targets with their arrows.In fact, throughout the forest, every elaborately gilded shrine and gateway concealed yet another wonder.
Masked drummers, Shinto priests, armoured samurai, each participating in some time-honoured ritual mysterious to us.

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