Buddhist Monk Holding Cymbals

Young monk holding cymbals
Shot at a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, Laos Tetsu Ozawa

The young Buddhist monk wearing a Kasaya stood with cymbals in his hands in the precinct

A monk exposing his right shoulder was standing while he was leaning against the wall. Cymbal-like musical instruments were seen in his hands. It was usually used in the Buddhist ceremony. He clapped cymbals in rhythm to the drum. Yet he didn't seem happy. What he did could be a part of his ascetic training. Therefore, the sound of his cymbals didn't have an uplifting feeling.

By the way, the reason why he exposed his right shoulder was to show respect to the Buddha.

JP

Where is Luang Prabang?

PHOTO DATA

No

7434

Shooting Date

Jan 2008

Posted On

April 16, 2013

Place

Luang Prabang, Laos

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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