Asakusa Samba

Two weeks ago I joined some friends and we went together to the “Asakusa Samba” festival. It is celebrated every year the last Saturday of August. It was interesting to see how Japanese people have adapted a Brazilian tradition. I’m always interested in how Japanese take foreign food, traditions, technology and adapt them to fit their necessities and to what they like.

The weather was really bad, we couldn’t take as many pictures as we wanted but maybe thanks to the rain we were able to take some interesting and unexpected pictures. For example, I took this picture when only one girl was coming towards me and all the other people on the horizon is watching the festival when a big balloon is passing by:

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I used Lightroom 2 to make some improvements and changes in these first three pictures. I love Lightroom, what software do you use for your pictures?

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culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba
Couple with a traditional umbrella.

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba

culosamba culosamba2008 asakusasamba samba
He is my friend Roberto Marquino taking a picture with his Rolleiflex.

This is one of the pictures taken by Roberto with his Rollei:

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The rest of the pictures, taken by everyone are collected in this flickr tag.

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6 Comments
  • Neil Duckett

    September 15, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Brilliant pics Hector, a great talent you have for photography.

  • GREY

    September 15, 2008 at 2:37 am

    What is that red thing on her tit? oO http://www.flickr.com/photos/torek/2850647424/sizes/o/

  • Ricky

    September 15, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Yea, did she have nipple slip?

  • kirai

    September 15, 2008 at 5:50 am

    GREY: I don’t know… looks weird 🙂

  • DennisSC

    September 15, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Freakin’ beautiful, Hector. Really. The b&w picture is gorgeous too.

  • CrazyCCA

    September 16, 2008 at 1:19 am

    The effect in the first one is just unreal, you could say it’s a scene taken from a film.