Torii And Worshipper

Worshipper boing down in front of Torii

A worshipper bowed down to show respect before walking through the Torii

Shot at Yasukuni Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Kudan, Tokyo.

Climbing up the gentle slope, it is not so far to arrive at the entrance to Yasukuni Jinja from Kudanshita Station. In the first place, a huge Torii, which is 25m tall, stood at the entrance. Passing through the gate, I moved forward the approach way. Walking for a while, another bronze Torii stood on the approach way. The gateway in this photo was the second Torii.

Stopped beside the gateway, I watched the worshippers. It is said it is a polite way to bow down before entering Torii. Yet not all the worshipper do that. It is rare to do that for me.

In the meantime, a woman came to the Torii and stopped in front of it. And she bowed down to show respect before passing through the Torii. Her gesture was so pleasing that I thought I had to follow a good example.

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Information of this photo

Photo No.
11229
Shooting Date
Apr 2019
Posted On
October 9, 2019
Place
Kudan, Tokyo
Genre
Street Photography
Archive
Oct2019 PEOPLE TOKYO
Camera
RICOH GR III
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