Frog Ema

Frog Ema at Enmei-in Temple
Shot in Enmei-in, Yokohama ©Tetsu Ozawa
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At Enmei-in Temple, there were several votive plaques with frogs tied to the fence

After leaving the Iseyama Kotaijingu Shrine, the "Oise-sama in the Kanto Region," I looked at the map and saw a Buddhist temple nearby with a name that looked familiar. The name of the temple was Narita-san Yokohama Betsuin Enmei-in. The name "Narita-san" reminds me of the Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple in Narita, Chiba. That's right. This Enmei-in is the Yokohama branch of Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple. Here in Yokohama, Nogeyama has a shrine related to Ise Jingu Shrine, and another branch temple of a Buddhist temple with a long history, founded in 940. This hilly area overlooking the ocean in the distance is a pleasant place where many people would like to build a religious facility.

In the narrow precincts of the temple, which seemed to be on the edge of a cliff, the main hall stood on the mountain side, and nothing was built on the valley side, and the Yokohama cityscape spread out beyond the fence. It seemed that it was not only the religious people who noticed that this was a place of good fortune, and there were many ema (wooden votive plaque) tied to the fence. The frogs were swaying in the wind against the backdrop of the Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai. As I looked at them, I felt as if the probability of the wish coming true was increasing with each sway of the frog's smile.

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Jun 2021 KANAGAWA STILL LIFE

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PHOTO DATA

No

11925

Shooting Date

Sep 2020

Posted On

June 2, 2021

Place

Yokohama, Kanagawa

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF