A huge gas holder was giving off its presence to its fullest next to the Ishihama Shrine

Gas holder next to the Ishihama Jinja shrine
Gas holder next to the Ishihama Jinja shrine
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I came to a Shinto shrine called Ishihama Jinja in Minamisenju because I heard that it is unusual to have a historic shrine building and a modern industry next to each other. Not only is there a Tokyo Gas office right next to the shrine grounds, but the huge gas holder installed on the premises is visible from the shrine grounds. The combination of a shrine and a gas holder is a rare sight.

I was looking forward to seeing how the shrine and the gas holder would look together, but even before I stepped onto the approach to the shrine, the giant gas holder was in my line of sight. Before I even entered the shrine grounds, I understood the relationship between the shrine and the gas holder. The presence of the huge structure cannot be underestimated. I had pictured the gas holder sitting behind the shrine building as if it were a deity, but in reality, it is not so cool. The gas holder was standing over a restaurant on the side of the approach to the shrine.

Indeed, the gas holder, a modern lifeline, is located right next to a shrine with a long history, founded in 724. There is no doubt about that. However, each of them asserted their presence separately, and there was not the slightest sense of collaboration between them.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12219

Shooting Date

Feb 2022

Posted On

March 29, 2022

Place

Minamisenju, Tokyo

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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