This is a typical scene in almost every neighborhood in Okinawa during Obon week. This particular group was from the Nakagusuku Village area. Eisa is a form of folk dance originating from the Okinawa islands, Japan. The dance is performed by young people of each community during the Obon festival to honor the spirits of their ancestors. Eisa dancers wear various costumes, usually according to local tradition and gender of the dancer, often brightly colored and feature a characteristic, colorful knotted turban, vests and leggings.
Shot a ton of footage on our recent vacation to Tokyo, Japan. This was the trip of a lifetime, and hopefully I'll be able to squeeze another experience like it in before we leave Japan!
We spent most of our time in "modern" Tokyo in areas like Odaiba, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Chiyoda and Roppongi.
This was my first serious video attempt with some new equipment I've purchased recently, including a Zacuto Z-Finder Pro and modified Redrock Micro "The Event" rig. All footage shot with a Nikon D800, 50mm f/1.8, 16-35mm f/4 and 70-200 f/2.8 (1 clip).