Yorii Hojo Festival staging of samurai battle

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Yorii Hojo Festival staging of samurai battle

Movie of Yorii Festival Hojo, the reconstitution of the scene of historical battle of samourai.

Shoot with blackmagic pocket cinema camera (BMPCC), up with a smallrig. The sequences were recorded in ProRes HQ, with Atomos Ninja 2. The sound was captured with a RODE VideoMic.

Yorii Festival Hojo reenact the scene of samurai, the historical battle between the lord of the Hachigata Castle, Hojo Ujikuni and the Toyotomi army, in present day Yorii area in period 1590.

The festival starts as like 500 people dressed in traditional Japanese war armor march through the city center, followed by a war opening ceremony at Hachigatajo Park, going on into the fierce battle unfurled at Tamayodokawara (riverbeds) along Arakawa River. The mock battle is the highlight of the festival, when several hundred participants divided into enemies and allies have a pretend fight with the imitation spears. There are firing demonstrations of guns and cannons used in the Civil War period.

Yorii Hojo Festival reenact a historical battle of samurai

Yorii Hojo Festival reenact a historical battle of samurai

Date

May 10, 2016

Category

Movie