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.