Nisei Blowing a Conch

Nisei Blowing a Conch

Nisei Blowing a Conch

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Definition of Nisei: A son or daughter of Japanese immigrants who is born and educated in North or South America. This image of a Nisei blowing a conch was captured at the Annual Nisei Festival in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.

Copyright 2016, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon N90S SLRAF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D EDexposure: not recorded, Kodak E100S Professional color transparency film,  program mode: Aperture Priority, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.


14 thoughts on “Nisei Blowing a Conch

  1. So many elements in this image to like…the colors of the fabric below his wrist, the tape holding the mouth piece to the conch, the reflection on the inside of the lenses of his glasses, the shadow cast on his cheek by the arm of the frames and the taunt muscles in his face and neck. I like this image of Nisei.

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    • What kind of sound does he get from the conch shell?

      This is a rather large conch shell, I have the feeling it would be heavy.

      The pattern on the shell is so natural and the edge of the shell is broken in places, I wonder if that has any effect on the sound it produces?

      I like the richness of the colours on his Kimono sleeve.

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      • Hi Nature’s Child. The conch had a flugelhorn kind of sound and was larger than any conch I have ever seen in the US. I see you noticed the chips in the shell. Every instrument should have a good case. The Nisei musician should look into getting a conch case. 🙂

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