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For the Gods

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 4 January 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture.

This was taken at Hachidai Shinto Shrine, and here we see a volunteer worker putting up a new sacred rope across the shrine's front. Already in place are sprigs of sacred pine, one by the second ladder, and another smaller one attached to the post near the base of the shrine's building. These decorations are put up only at New Year's, though the sacred rope will stay there all year long until it is replaced next year.
If you want to learn a little more about the history of this famous shrine, please see my earlier post here.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

Veronique from Suisse/, France

scene inhabituelle même s'il est normal d'entretenir un temple.

4 Jan 2012 8:35am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A new meaning to 'maintaining the traditions' . . no wonder everything looks so perfect.

4 Jan 2012 11:12am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great attitude!

4 Jan 2012 2:08pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A gorgeous scene, and a BEAUTIFUL composition GJC! I love the framing !! Wishing you all the best...I am "back"...sort of :-(

4 Jan 2012 5:41pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice scene...

4 Jan 2012 8:39pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful composition and great colors !!!

4 Jan 2012 11:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this well composed shot GJC! Well done! ;-)

5 Jan 2012 2:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's neat seeing this shimenawa being replaced.

8 Jan 2012 1:54am

NIKON D300
1/200 second
F/6.3
ISO 200
75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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