One man and two women were walking together in Kameido Tenjinsha

People on approach way to Kameido Tenjinsha
Shot at Kameido Tenjinsha, a Shinto shrine in Kameido, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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As I entered the precincts, there was a pond and a bridge. Standing on the bridge, I had a clear view of the approach to Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Kameido, which stretched straight toward the shrine's hall of worship. A large number of worshippers were walking along the narrow path between the plum trees. The plum blossoms were about to bloom.

As I stood on the arched bridge and watched, I saw a group of three women and a man coming from the other side, probably after paying their respects. The two women were wearing kimonos. Kimonos go well with shrines.

Incidentally, as the name suggests, this is a shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane. Sugawara Otorii Shinyu, a priest of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine who was a descendant of Sugawara no Michizane, traveled around the country to spread the Tenjin faith, and in 1661 he arrived at Honjo Kameido Village in Edo, where he enshrined a statue of Tenjin carved from a plum tree, known as the sacred tree of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, in a small shrine that originally existed.

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Apr 2016 PEOPLE TOKYO

Where is Kameido Tenjinsha?

PHOTO DATA

No

9715

Shooting Date

Feb 2016

Posted On

April 17, 2016

Modified On

May 26, 2021

Place

Kameido, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL

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