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The Spirits Move, Sudo Shrine (崇道神社)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 7 April 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The strips of white paper hanging from the "torii" gate are called "gohei" (御幣). They are common at Shinto shrines to indicate the boundaries of sacred space and to purify that space and all who enter.

Thanks to all for your wonderfully interesting discussion on yesterday's image. I enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts, and am flattered to have an audience here of such thoughtful and involved photographers. In fact, I have learned a lot from visiting your blogs, so keep up the good work!

NIKON D300 1 second F/8.0 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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