I found a person performing a lion dance in the precinct of Yasukuni Jinja

Mask of lion dance
Shot at Yasukuni Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Kudan, Tokyo
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Many people visited this shrine at the beginning of the new year. The precinct was crowded with them and I was one of them. When I walked around the precinct, I found a man wearing a lion mask. He was performing a lion dance. And he was handing out balloons at the same time.

It is believed that the lion dance had a power to expel evil spirits and clean up epidemics in Japan. To open and shut its mouth means it eats bad vibes.

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PHOTO DATA

No

302

Shooting Date

Jan 2006

Posted On

January 17, 2006

Modified On

May 28, 2020

Place

Yasukuni Jinja, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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