Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/800 sec, f/2, ISO 1000 — map & image data — nearby photos
Busy day today... caught the fringe of two famous Kyoto festivals. In the afternoon was Jidai Matsuri (時代祭 — “Festival of the Ages”), more or less a re-enactment parade representing the many periods Kyoto's long history. I caught the tail end of the procession as it made its way past my place.
In the evening was the Kurama Fire Festival, which involves a lot of fire being heaved and hoed by men with bare buttocks. I'll save you from the bare buttocks, but there's fire'a'plenty in this shot of some very large (multi-story) torches being lit:
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 4000 — map & image data — nearby photos
the very big torches
Kurama Fire Festival (鞍馬の火祭り)