Shot at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo. Shimenawa, a rice straw rope used for ritual purification, was spanned between trees in the precinct. And two shide, zigzag-shaped paper streamer, were hung from it. The building in the background was the hall of worship.
There was a small Shinto shrine in the streets. Some zigzag-shaped papers called Shide wer…(more)
The rope is lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto…(more)
Thick rope called Shimenawa was hung at the facade of the prayer hall. It is lengths of br…(more)
A cat was sitting and looking at my camera at the entrance of a shrine as if it was a gate…(more)
Some people stood under the thick rope and threw coins to it. They said lucky would come w…(more)
The thick rope is called as 'SHIMENAWA'. And it guards not to come unclean things into the…(more)
Shot in Nezu Shrine. A boy was playing in the shrine.
A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a…(more)
The Emperor Meiji was enshrined here. A mother was walking the court in front of the main…(more)
The little girl wearing a hat had indulged herself in some ice cream. Her mouth was dirtie…(more)
The dark alleyway was sandwiched between the old brick building. And two men were walking…(more)
I met a woman wearing an ethnic costume when I walked the path along the river. She allowe…(more)