Woman Praying With A Plastic Bag

Woman praying seriously with plastic bag in Lungshan Temple
Shot at Lungshan Temple, a Chinese folk religious temple in Taipei, Taiwan tetsuOzawa

The woman was praying seriously with a plastic bag in Lungshan Temple

This Longshan Temple is the oldest temple in Taipei. The Chinese style temple is not only a tourist attraction, but is also widely worshipped by the locals. Every time you visit, the temple grounds are filled with people who are seeking blessings from the deities enshrined in the temple.

The woman in this photo in the red shirt was one of those who have come to pray for blessings. She was praying earnestly, hand in hand, as were many other visitors. If you look closely, you can see the woman holding a plastic bag while praying. I felt as if she came to pray while shopping.

Taiwanese people seem to visit temples more casually than Japanese. It seems to be the style of Taiwanese people that they go to visit a temple when they have any worries or problems about work, love, or health. I don't think that visiting a temple will solve their problems. However, it seems that visiting a temple is a part of their daily life. I feel that Taiwanese people think that God is closer to them than Japanese people.

JP

Where is Lungshan Temple in Taipei?

PHOTO DATA

No

11272

Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

November 9, 2019

Place

Lungshan Temple, Taiwan

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85

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