Smiling Ebisu

Ebisu smiling

The deity seemed happy

Shot at Ebara Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

A stone statue is stationed at the entrance of this shrine. It is Ebisu, a Japanese god of fishermen and luck. He has a fishing rod in his right hand and a sea bream in his left hand. Because he could catch a thing, he is beaming happily.

He is one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Unlike other the Seven Lucky Gods, he originates purely from this country without any Hindu or Chinese influence. Anyway, he kept smiling without reference to be watched by the human beings. I felt I could hear him laughing.

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Where is Ebara Jinja?

Information of this photo

Photo No.
9452
Shooting Date
Aug 2015
Posted On
August 29, 2015
Place
Shinagawa, Tokyo
Genre
Still Life Photography
Archive
Aug2015 STILL LIFE TOKYO
Camera
SIGMA DP2 MERRILL
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