Many Paper Fortunes

Many paper fortunes bound on ropes

Many paper fortunes were bound on the ropes

Shot at Samukawa Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Samukawamachi, Kanagawa.

Nothing says Shinto shrines or Buddhist temple like paper fortunes. Many people draw paper fortune when they visit shrines or temples. Many people pay money to get information about their future. Of course, the contents of the paper fortune are vague. In most cases, I think it just encourages self-help efforts. Nevertheless, people want to draw.

The paper fortunes were also sold in this shrine. And there were ropes to bind the paper fortunes which were read through. Among the rest, many worshippers bought the paper fortune. The ropes looked like a curtain with paper fortunes. I thought it was a racket to sell paper fortunes. The contents were prepared preliminarily. And it was not necessary to view the circumstances of each worshipper. Watching the rope in the precinct, a man came to the place. And he added one paper fortune to the rope.

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Where is Samukawa Jinja?

Information of this photo

Photo No.
11236
Shooting Date
May 2019
Posted On
October 14, 2019
Place
Samukawamachi, Kanagawa
Genre
Street Photography
Camera
SONY ALPHA 7R II
Lens
EF85MM F1.2L II USM
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