Man Had Archery

Man having archery
Shot at Hanazono Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Shinjuku, Tokyo Tetsu Ozawa

The man had a bow and two arrows

A man wearing a mask appeared on the stage and started to dance. 'Noh' was being played in the precinct. The man had two arrows and a bow in his hands. Yet he didn't release the arrows. He kept dancing while he had the arrows.

I wondered what these arrows meant. In western culture, the combination of an arrow and a bow reminded me Cupid. It sends an arrow of love. The face of a man on the stage was far too horrible for the Japanese Cupid. So I thought what he held in his hand were not arrows of love.

JP

Where is Hanazono Jinja in Shinjuku?

PHOTO DATA

No

966

Shooting Date

May 2007

Posted On

July 11, 2007

Place

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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