The baby was stroked its head by a Buddhist monk in front of the gate

Monk stroking baby's head

Shot at Kogan-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Sugamo, Tokyo

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A Buddhist monk was standing at the gate of Kogan-Ji temple in Sugamo. He was wearing a kasaya and a conical hat. His face was not recognizable because he was wearing his conical hat so deeply. He was begging for alms while standing in front of the gate.

Most of the visitors walked past the monk, but some of them stopped in front of him. The older woman in this photo was one of them. She came up to the monk and started to talk to him. Then the monk quickly put out his hand and began to stroke the baby's head. The baby was being stroked and looked very happy. It was a gesture that sounded like it would be a blessing in disguise.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10140

Shooting Date

Oct 2007

Posted On

May 13, 2017

Modified On

October 27, 2020

Place

, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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