Shot in the city of Kawagoe. There was a small Shinto shrine in the streets. Some zigzag-shaped papers called Shide were hung at the entrance of it. Shide is a symbol of sanctuary area in Shintoism.
Shimenawa, a rice straw rope used for ritual purification, was spanned between trees in th…(more)
Shot in the city of Kawagoe. There is a long-established store selling sweet potatoes.
Many rickshaws were parked by the wayside. Rickshaw is now used for the tourist attractio…(more)
The photo is an old clock tower. The old buildings were well preserved in the city.…(more)
A boy was watching snacks set out in front of a shop. He seemed to want to buy something.…(more)
Three girls were thinking which snacks they should buy. Above them, many masks of animated…(more)
Tohkamori Inari Jina, a Shinto shrine stood in the residential area. It was dedicated to '…(more)
This shrine commemorates those who had died in service of the Empire of Japan. Yet not all…(more)
The gate was 'Shinmon'. This big gate built in 1934 was standing on the main approaching w…(more)
I was caught in a squall when I strolled about the town. So I took shelter from rain on th…(more)
I took a ferry to move to Miyako. When I stood on deck, I saw the sun was shining in the s…(more)
The man was sitting by the wayside with a smile at the corner of his mouth weakly. I thoug…(more)