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Urban Gods, 1

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 27 August 2009 in Cityscape & Urban.

I consider Yakumo's World an artistic project, not a documentary one. As a result, the Kyoto you see here generally reflects the moods of the Iwakura area near my apartment rather than every aspect of the city.

But as a continuing artistic challenge to myself I have decided to try my hand more often at finding urban images. So for a few days in early August I headed downtown and I really enjoyed myself.

So yesterday's and the four images that follow are not "street photography" in the classic sense, nor are they lessons about Kyoto. Instead, they are a Yakumo's World take on the time and culture warps of a part of the city weighted with more than 1,000 years of history.

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 160 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/100 second
F/5.0
ISO 160
30 mm (35mm equiv.)

kyoto
shinto
shrine
torii
京都
神社
神道
鳥居