The Senju Shrine in Kitasenju was located in the middle of a residential area. I walked along while looking at the map, and found that shrines and temples in residential areas are much easier to find than I thought. If you can find a place with a lot of trees growing in a row of houses, there is a good chance that it is a shrine or a temple. Not many houses have a garden with magnificent trees, so the forest of the shrine is a good landmark. Such shrines in the city must have been surrounded by thick forests before there were many houses around them. The Senju Shrine was also once surrounded by a forest, and there is a record of the Shogun's visit for falconry. Nowadays, it is hard to believe that falconry was possible here.
According to the legend, this shrine was founded in 926, which is quite old. However, not many people came to pay their respects. While I was in the precincts, no one came to pay their respects. I pointed my camera at the approach and waited for someone to come into the frame, but no one did. In the frame, there was only a lonely stretch of uninhabited path.
|Nov 2017 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|APPROACH KITASENJU SHRINE STONE PAVEMENT TORII|
November 6, 2017
August 15, 2023
SONY ALPHA 7R II
SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA