Shot at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-Gu, a Shinto shrine in Kamakura, Kanagawa. The main hall of this shrine stood on the top of this steep stairway. And many worshipers were climbing the staircase. Among them, I found a cluster of the school girls. They were also climbing the stone stairway to pray.
There was a gate on the top of the staircase. The main hall of this shrine was on the other side of the gate. I thought the exalted ruler was always stationed on the higher place.