Gate With The Chrysanthemum Throne

gate with the Chrysanthemum Throne
Shot at Yasukuni Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Kudan, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A large chrysanthemum crest was attached to the door of the Shin-mon gate of Yasukuni Shrine

In the middle of the approach to Yasukuni Jinja Shrine, which stretches straight toward the main hall, there is a large gate called Shin-mon. The door of the big gate is also big. A large chrysanthemum crest, 1.5 meters in diameter, was attached to the top of the large door. The Yasukuni Jinja Shrine here in Kudan is a Shinto shrine with a deep connection to the Imperial Family.

There was no end to the number of worshippers coming and going through the gate to the shrine. However, few people pay any attention to this huge chrysanthemum crest. Most of them just walked past the crest as if nothing had happened. In such a situation, the chrysanthemum crest was quietly shining in the sun.

日本語
Nov 2007 PEOPLE TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

No

1201

Shooting Date

Oct 2007

Posted On

November 13, 2007

Modified On

September 3, 2021

Place

Kudan, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR DIGITAL

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