Dengaku

PhotographerGorazd Vilhar
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Dengaku, is a Japanese traditional form of a field dance accompanied by a wooden percussive instrument called binzasara.Here the dancer-musician in a shaman like hat also releases colourful confetti out of a fan that symbolize sowing of seeds.The musical instrument consists of 108 wooden pieces that are significant of the number of human desires which a pious buddhist monk should overcome. It was performed on a stage at annual festival Sanja in downtown Tokyo Asakusa.