The trees on the grounds of the shrine were clearly reflected in the pond of the Tenso Suwa Shrine, where carp were swimming

Carp swimming in a pond at the Tenso Suwa Shrine
Carp swimming in a pond at the Tenso Suwa Shrine
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On the banks of the Tachiaigawa River stands a Shinto shrine called the Tenso-Suwa Shrine. The shrine was created by combining the Tenso Shrine and the Suwa Shrine. These were originally separate shrines, so the name seems to be a combination of the two, which is common for accounting and law firms. The name of the shrine is a reference to the fact that it was formed by combining two different shrines. For example, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto for a law firm or PricewaterhouseCoopers for an accounting firm.

The surname that is created by joining the husband's and wife's surnames through marriage in Spain and other countries is called a compound surname. However, I wonder what it would be called in the case of an organization. In Japan, there is no custom of combining surnames upon marriage, and it is probably not a major practice in Japan to combine names in the first place. Among Japanese city banks that were formed by merging several banks, only Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation retains the name it had before the merger, and in the case of Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, the word "Tokyo" derived from the Bank of Tokyo, one of the merged banks, has been missing from the name for some time. Apparently, as company names become longer, they tend to be shunned as "unfamiliar."

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PHOTO DATA

No

12429

Shooting Date

Oct 2022

Posted On

January 16, 2023

Place

Ooi, Tokyo

Genre

Animal Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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