Children in costume, *Sennin gyoretsu* festival procession, Nikko, Japan 1976

Childs, Iraphne R. (1976) Children in costume, *Sennin gyoretsu* festival procession, Nikko, Japan 1976. [Image]

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The Sennin gyoretsu (parade of 1000 Samurai warrriors) at the autumn festival of the Toshogu shrine in Nikko, held annually in October. The men in the parade are dressed in Samurai costumes as cavalry and foot-soldier warriors of the 17th century and shrine officials. The pageant is thought to be a reproduction of the funeral procession of the Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616) the first Shogun of Japan whose mausoleum is at the Nikko Toshogu shrine. This image shows small boys in the procession looking rather bored.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: Japanese; historical costumes; processions
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:07
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:39
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
JapanTochigi PrefectureNikkoToshogu shrine
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