These are offerings at a shrine to the god Inari, the god of wealth, the harvest, fertility. The fox is his messenger.
What a beautiful image you have created, GJC.
Tell me, are the food offerings given to the poor, or perhaps left for the birds or animals?
13 Feb 2013 8:16am
@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much. You ask a good question. Generally it seems, from what I've learned, that the shrine employees use the offerings after the gods have had their fill. But actually I'll have a little more to say on that on Friday... :)
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13 Feb 2013 3:25pm
What a bounteous display too...I guess there is never too much when offering to the Gods ! Great shot sir :-)
13 Feb 2013 5:39pm
A beautifully colourful composition GJC! Obviously his good graces are in high demand! ;-)
13 Feb 2013 7:30pm
Very interesting picture, and excellent rendering of the scene!
13 Feb 2013 10:18pm
A gorgeous image. I like those messengers.
14 Feb 2013 3:46am
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NIKON D3001/50 secondF/5.0ISO 40090 mm (35mm equiv.)
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