Massimo Colombo

Narita Drum Festival (成田太鼓祭) .
Location: Lecco, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Biography: Based in Italy, Massimo Colombo is a freelance. Professional photographer who specializes in travel, commercial and lifestyle photography. Contributor Getty Images Creative . Active Associate A.I.R.F. ( Associazione Italiana Reporter Fotografi)... read on
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Narita Drum Festival (成田太鼓祭) .
Copyright massimo colombo 2021
Date of Work 03/15/17 - Ongoing
Updated 05/04/19
Location Narita, Japan

Narita Drum Festival
Aprile 2017 (2017年4月)

I have been accredited as a photographer to cover the Narita Drum Festival.

This festival is one of the biggest drum festivals in Japan and it is opened at the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and on the Omote Sando Street in Narita, the Chiba region, Japan.

The Narita Drum Festival begins, every year in April, with a deafening silence of a thousand people, then the sound of a flute, still a fraction of silence and about 800 players start beating on the skins of the Taiko (Japanese drums) in unison.

All the Omote Sando Street that starts from the Narita train station stop at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple comes to life, a dozen boxes scattered along the edges of the street are ready to host the afternoon sessions with the Taiko performed by groups of Fudendaiko.

And while the sun sets in front of the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, the evening concert begins - the last effort as the Taiko Drums salute the audience, mother nature and the pagan gods.

*a short video after the diptychs.

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