A businessman, plastic bag in hand, was descending the stairs of Hie Jinja Shrine covered by a torii gate

Businessman descending stairs covered with torii
Businessman descending stairs covered with torii
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Behind the main shrine of Hie Jinja Shrine, which stands on a small hill in Nagatacho, there is a narrow, steep staircase. It is a back approach that connects the Shinto sanctuary on the hill and the everyday world on the flat ground. Unlike the front approach, which even has an escalator, this one stretches quietly, as if hidden from the public eye.

The steep stairs are covered by a series of red torii gates and resemble a tunnel. A businessman with a plastic bag in his hand was slowly descending the stairs, which reminded me of Fushimi Inari, although on a completely different scale, and a woman with long hair was coming up from the bottom.

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Dec 2012 PEOPLE TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

No

7041

Shooting Date

Oct 2012

Posted On

December 2, 2012

Modified On

May 8, 2022

Place

Nagatacho, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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