I was walking in the precincts of the Meiji Jingu Shrine under a clear sky. Walking from Harajuku station, it was a farther walk to the shrine than I expected. I could see a few worshippers on the approach, and there were two businessmen walking in front of me towards the torii gate. I guessed they were going to the shrine in the same way as me. It was a weekday, so it was hard to imagine it was a wedding. Seeing that they were wearing suits, they might have come here in the middle of their work.
I wondered if these two businessmen had come here to wish for prosperity. Unfortunately, the deities enshrined here are Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, not the gods of commerce. I feel like I'm being unfairly punished for making such a mundane request to the emperor for prosperity. However, if you look at the official website, you'll see that they also sell lucky charms for prosperous business. It seems that the emperor has deeper pockets than I thought.
|Jun 2011 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|BACK SHOT BUSINESS SUIT BUSINESSMAN HARAJUKU MEIJI JINGU SHRINE TORII|
June 15, 2011
September 17, 2021
Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
OLYMPUS PEN E-P2
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM