Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Arimatsu Dashi

This is one of the Arimatsu Dashi. Dashi are wheeled, movable shrines. The Arimatsu Dashi are only actualy moved during the autumn festival. Yesterday they were on stationary display.

The Dashi have wooden manequins on their top two levels. The manequins head and limbs are moved by manipulating the atatched ropes, creating sometimes earily lifelike actions. The manequins must be dressed before each performance.


Alex said...

Cool shots! How was it?

Nick Benwell said...

Twas great fun!
How was Tokyo?