A carny was performing

Leashed monkey walking
Shot at Yushima Tenjin, a Shinto shrine in Yushima, Tokyo
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When I entered into the precinct, I found a crowd of people. A showman was just performing and the people were watching. He was a monkey trainer. A monkey on leash was moving around him. When the showman gave an order, it followed hand and foot. It seemed to be tamed well.

This permanence had a long history and it was popular during the Edo period. Their radical duty was to give the invocation about stable because it was believed monkey had a power to protect horses from trouble.

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PHOTO DATA

No

799

Shooting Date

Feb 2007

Posted On

March 19, 2007

Modified On

January 19, 2020

Place

Yushima, Tokyo

Genre

Animal Photography

Camera

RICOH GR DIGITAL

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