Smiling Face In Otori JInja

Wooden mask smiling
Shot at Otori Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Iriya, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The wooden mask was smiling

Because it was a weekday, its precinct was deserted when I visited. When I came in front of the prayer hall, I found a big wooden face. It was smiling happily. Maybe it was delighted because it found a worshiper coming.

It is believed that people become smart when they stroke its forehead, people get the foreknowledge when they stroke its eyes, people get money when they stroke its nose, people succeed in love when they stroke its left cheek, people remain healthy when they stroke its right cheek, people protect to lead to misfortune when they stroke its mouth and people settle everything nicely when they stroke its chin. So I stroked its entire face. And I thought I wanted to give it to a conflict zone.

日本語
Oct 2015 STILL LIFE TOKYO

Where is Otori Jinja?

PHOTO DATA

No

9533

Shooting Date

Sep 2015

Posted On

October 19, 2015

Place

Iriya, Tokyo

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL