Many wooden pails were lined up in the precinct

wooden pails
Shot at Honsho-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Yotsuya, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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It was the time of the equinoctial week. Many people visited their family temple. And I also visited the temples which were not my family temples in this area. This temple was one of them. Many wooden pails were put beside the hall. The family crest was drawn on every pails. These pails were used for washing the tombstone.

Like in other many religions, water is believed that it has a power to purify in Buddhism. I think it is a mutual common to all humankind.

日本語
Nov 2015 STILL LIFE TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

No

9549

Shooting Date

Sep 2015

Posted On

November 4, 2015

Modified On

January 16, 2020

Place

Yotsuya, Tokyo

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL

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