Torii And Worshipper

Worshipper boing down in front of Torii
Shot at Yasukuni Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Kudan, Tokyo tetsuOzawa

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

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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Shooting Date

Apr 2019

Posted On

October 9, 2019


Yasukuni Jinja, Tokyo


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