A bronze Torii stood in the precinct of Tabata Hachiman Jinja

Torii in Tabata Hachiman Jinja
Shot at Tabata Hachiman Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Tabata, Tokyo
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While wandering around, I arrived at Tabata Hachiman Shrine. The grounds of the shrine were quiet, and there were no worshippers. But this shrine has a long history. According to legend, the shrine was built in 1189 by Minamoto no Yoritomo, who was returning to his home after his conquest of Oshu, in honor of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura.

There are several shrines within the narrow precincts of this Shinto shrine. The torii at the back of this photo is the torii of Fuji Sengen Shrine, one of them. Fuji Sengen Shrine, which enshrines the deified Mt. Fuji as an object of worship is a true example of animism. It must seem strange to Westerners who believe in monotheism.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10353

Shooting Date

Aug 2017

Posted On

November 19, 2017

Modified On

May 26, 2021

Place

Tabata, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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