Komagome Fuji Shrine

Figure crossing the approach to Komagome Fuji Shrine
Shot at Komagome Fuji Shrine in Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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Looking down the approach from the top of a small mountain that looked like Mt. Fuji, I saw a figure crossing

If you find a place in a residential area of Tokyo that is thickly covered with trees, it is almost always a Shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple. That's how few residential areas in Tokyo are covered with trees. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's "Current Status of Parks in Other Countries" (2012), the per capita area of parks in Tokyo is only 5.8 square meters, compared to 26.9 square meters in London, 18.6 square meters in New York, and 11.6 square meters in Paris. In fact, however, the actual park area per capita in Tokyo is probably a bit higher. This survey only compares the area of parks, but I feel that many shrines and temples in Tokyo function like parks. They are planted with trees and anyone can go inside and walk around. I think this could be considered a kind of park already.

The overgrown area I found in Komagome was also a Shinto shrine called Komagome Fuji Jinja Shrine. There was a steep staircase at the end of the path, and the shrine was built on top of a mountain that looked like Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji might be seen from this place, but now I couldn't see anything. I had no choice but to look towards the foot of the mountain and saw a figure crossing the path.

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Jul 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Komagome Fuji Jinja Shrine?

PHOTO DATA

No

11957

Shooting Date

Dec 2020

Posted On

July 4, 2021

Place

Komagome, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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