A large red torii gate stood between buildings. It was the torii of the Shitaya Jinja Shrine in Ueno. It is a simple shrine, but it is said to be the oldest Inari Jinja shrine in Tokyo. The shrine used to have a large grounds, but the current precincts are so small that they could be described as cute.
The narrow approach to the shrine between the modern buildings is a public road and is well paved. The main shrine stands a little further back from Asakusa-dori where this torii gate stands. Instead, this torii gate stands along Asakusa-dori and tries its best to show off its presence, reaching out its hand while taking care not to bump into any buildings.
|Jun 2017 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SHRINE TORII UENO|
June 18, 2017
August 15, 2023
Higashi Ueno, Tokyo
SONY ALPHA 7R II
SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA