During the annual Hosoe-cho Princess Parade, or "Himesama Dohchuu," over a hundred participants dress in traditional costumes and parade through the small town of Hosoe-cho in western Shizuoka prefecture. At left, a woman applies white makeup to the face and throat of a parade participant.
Two girls wait to have their makeup applied prior to the Himesama Dohchuu parade. Himesama Dohchuu. April, 1998.