A beautiful, respectful image. Brilliant work.
7 Dec 2012 6:00am
Love the gold details around the shot.. Great!
7 Dec 2012 7:13am
so beautiful colors!
7 Dec 2012 12:50pm
A wonderful image of this child and an adult. Beautiful golds and red!
Am I correct in guessing that the prayer/reverence takes place outside the shrine, rather than entering a 'house of worship'?
7 Dec 2012 2:43pm
@Judy aka L@dybug: In this case, yes you are correct. At a Shinto shrine you normally do not enter the building except on particularly special occasions, such as a wedding or a birth. Usually you stand outside the main shrine building, ring a bell (you see the bell rope tied up here because there was a wedding inside and they didn't want to disturb the wedding ceremony with the constant clanging of the bell) and then you throw a small amount of money (5 or 10 cents is most common) in the box immediately in front and make your prayer.
Fantastic colours in your image! I love the mood too!*****
7 Dec 2012 8:09pm
Preciosos colores! Muy buena
7 Dec 2012 9:19pm
Thank you so much for your interesting information. I am always fascinated by the worship practices of those in distant places in our world.
8 Dec 2012 12:02am
I think you chose a good title for this image. I never knew that about a Shinto shrine. Images showing respect for the sacred has a way of moving us. Thanks.
9 Dec 2012 4:39pm
Perfect title. This image made me stop and reflect.
I hope that someday, when life is less hectic, you have a show of some of your fabulous photos. Or, make a book out of them.
11 Dec 2012 11:54am
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