Shinto Priest Under The Thatched Roof

Shinto priest under thatched roof
Shot at Kotohira-Gu, a Shinto shrine in Kotohira, Kagawa Tetsu Ozawa

A Shinto priest was seen from the outside

The traditional Japanese architecture with the thatched roof was open air. I could see a Shinto priest sitting in the building from where I stood. There were no glass windows nor walls. The only thing I could see was bamboo blinds.

Roof of the Japanese traditional architecture was sustained by the pillars, not by the wall like the Western architecture. So the walls were not so necessary. Although it was enough to be open air, I thought that to sit inside was hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

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Where is Kotohira-Gu in Kotohira?

PHOTO DATA

No

1206

Shooting Date

Sep 2007

Posted On

November 15, 2007

Place

Kotohira, Kagawa

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V