There are several places to pray in the narrow precincts of Lungshan Temple. There are many gods in this temple. And worhippers are praying here and there. Because each god has different benefits, it is likely that many people who are looking for a number of benefits visit the shrine. If you are serious about your visit, it must be very hard to do so. Some of the people on the grounds of the temple were sitting down to rest, perhaps because they were tired of praying.
The two women in this photo were also sitting on the edge of the precinct, perhaps because they were tired of praying. But they were not just resting, they were reading something. One was reading what appeared to be a scripture book and flipping through the pages, while the other had a tablet in his hand and was scrolling through the screen with his fingers.
I don't know, but the woman with the tablet may have been reading an e-book version of the scripture, too. We have long since entered the 21st century. It's no wonder that scripture books that have been around for a long time are now available as e-books. Before long, paper scripture may be rare enough to be displayed in a museum. As a result, people will not be able to read even the sutras when the power goes out.
November 6, 2019
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85