Chrysanthemum flowers were regrouping in the precincts of Yushima Tenjin, where the Chrysanthemum Festival was being held

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Shot at Yushima Tenman-Gu, a Shinto shrine in Yushima, Tokyo

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When I visited Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Yushima, Tokyo, the Chrysanthemum Festival was just underway. There were many chrysanthemum flowers and chrysanthemum dolls on display in the precincts. A chrysanthemum doll is a doll dressed in a costume decorated with chrysanthemum flowers. It's a custom that has continued since the Edo period, but I'm not really attracted to it. The doll's costume is decorated with chrysanthemums, but the face is just a doll. I would rather see only chrysanthemum flowers on display than such a doll.

As I moved the lens closer, the viewfinder was filled with chrysanthemum flowers. As I stared at the densely packed flowers, I had the illusion that they were moving.

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PHOTO DATA

No

261

Shooting Date

Nov 2005

Posted On

December 7, 2005

Modified On

May 26, 2021

Place

Yushima Tenman-Gu, Tokyo

Genre

Floral Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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