Men and women of all ages were eagerly praying at Okutsumiya of Enoshima Shrine

Guardian dog at Okutsumiya shrine
Guardian dog at Okutsumiya shrine
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Despite its island-like name, Enoshima is not an island, but a tied island. A tied island is an island near the coast that is connected to land as a result of the development of a sandbar. In other words, it is possible to reach the island without crossing the sea. I followed the sandbar from Katase Higashihama Beach and arrived at Enoshima without any problems. However, it was not a common route because I had to climb over a fence when I arrived at Enoshima.

Enoshima has been a scenic spot since the Edo period (1603-1868), and my own image of the island is that of shrines and whitebait. Even after learning that it is a tied island, my image of Enoshima is still that of an island. As I think about Bentendo in Shinobazu Pond in Ueno, it is better to think of it as an island that can only be reached by crossing the sea. This is because it has an unusual atmosphere. As I was walking with this in mind, I came to the Okutsumiya of Enoshima Shrine. Takiribime, who is enshrined here, is a goddess who protects traffic safety on the sea. She is also said to be a goddess of treasure, and there was a line of worshippers lined up to see her, hoping to increase their financial fortune. Of course, I was one of them.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12394

Shooting Date

Jul 2022

Posted On

November 10, 2022

Modified On

November 14, 2022

Place

Enoshima, Kanagawa

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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