Reflecting on the 2015 Koenji Awaodori
With the 60th Koenji Awaodori days away, my thoughts drift back to the prior year's work, the struggles faced and the pleasures earned. Below is a sampling of shots that still linger in my mind.
The dancer featured here had recently gone through an unimaginable tragedy, yet as the female dancers leader, she pushed through and put on a dazzling performance. It showed an inspiring and beautiful way in which the burden of leadership can manifest.
2015 was my third year shooting Awaodori - I still remain unmistakably ignorant, but this lets me discover new teams or still older ones in a new light. I learned too, what could be mistake for unfortunate weather may bring unexpected delight.
Although the 60th Koenji Awaodori is not yet upon us, below are galleries from other 2016 events.