Shot at Akasaka Hikawa Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo.
Getting away from the bustling area, I saw a thick bunch of trees on the hill. It was the precinct of the Akasaka Hikawa Jinja. Although it was located in the heart of Tokyo, the atmosphere was tranquil. Its precinct which was surrounded by the expensive residential area was wooded.
When I entered the site, I heard some music. It was Gagaku, an ancient imperial court music of Japan. At first, I thought someone played a tape. Yet it was not the case.
During I looked for the speaker, some men came through the wooden gate. They wore a traditional costume. And what they had in their hand were also a traditional musical instrument. The man standing at the forefront played a Sho. Then, I realized that the graceful music was played by them finally.
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September 19, 2018
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