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

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

No

11229

Shooting Date

Apr 2019

Posted On

October 9, 2019

Modified On

September 2, 2020

Place

Yasukuni Jinja, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR III

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