A solo performance by a member of the Kodo professional drumming troupe, this film clip I took just after the "Kodo One Earth Tour 2019; Evolution" Sado Island, Japan. "Kodo One Earth Tour 2019; Evolution"
This short video clip was taken at Yahiko Yukake Matsurie. It Is an auspicious occasion, where haling hot springs waters are carried down from a sacred mountain water source overlooking the village of Yahiko. The barrels are loaded onto a (dash) float car that is pulled though the town by the vigorous.
This Alpha male being rebuffed, was filmed by Blain’s crew while he was leading another Snow Monkey Photography Tour in Japan.
Mating Red-Crowned Cranes Hokkaido, Japan.
I have been unsuccessful in filming the Red-Crowned Cranes mating for several years. And I am often photographing and filming at one of the many riversides where they roost in the marshlands of Hokkaido. I filmed this video during my annual Hokkaido Photo tour in February 2020. There were about a dozen photographers on the bridge this morning. I remember in 2019-2019 it was so crowded with tourists easily over a hundred and many without cameras, so covid/19 is effective in getting rid of none wildlife birders and camerapersons. Namaste, Blain in Japan