A figure was relaxing in the shade of a tree in a deserted, Shinto forest of the Meiji Jingu Shrine

Grove of Meiji Jingu Shrine
Grove of Meiji Jingu Shrine
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When going to visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, many people probably think of the route from getting off the train at Harajuku Station to the approach to the shrine. This is the route that passes the Daiichi-torii (first shrine gate) standing near the station, continues on the south approach, turns sharp left onto the main approach, walks for a while past the Otorii (grand gate), and then turns right again. This route is always crowded. If you want to walk to the main shrine in a more relaxed atmosphere, I recommend heading from Sangubashi Bridge, but instead of going straight down the West Approach, take a short detour and go around from where the Shiseikan Hall stands. Fewer people take this route than those coming from Harajuku Station, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the shrine grove in the middle of the city.

The park-like setting in the photo is on the way from the Shiseikan Hall to the main shrine. There is a lush green lawn with a row of lush green trees. I saw a figure relaxing in the shade of a tree. If you look at the photo carefully, it may not look like a shrine grove. But relaxing in such a place in the late afternoon when the sky is high may bring into your body a kind of energy that is rarely nourished.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12401

Shooting Date

Jul 2022

Posted On

November 22, 2022

Modified On

November 25, 2022

Place

Meiji Jingu, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85

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