This photograph is taken in Sensō-ji located in Tokyo Asakusa in the new year of six years ago. Sensō-ji is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Exactly, it overlapped with the coming-of-age ceremony on Sunday, and the precincts of a temple were very crowded with visitors on that day. Worshippers are waiting for the long sequence, in order to pray by Hondo (Main Hall). In the center of a photograph, we can see the temple office which proposes for the pray at inside of temple and sells a charm etc. The building which is visible to left-hand side is place for ritual cleansing of hands and mouth with water when visiting shrines. It is the place purifying mind and body before worshipper visits to pray and draws Omikuji (a written oracle). Moreover, we can the incense burner in the center right of the photograph, and the smoke of the incense stick has come out to it silently. Anything is said for the exorcism effect or the head to become good if exposed to smoke.
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danos (80921) 2013-09-16 7:00
nice the view of all this crowded worshippers in the temple with the panoramic view to be presented excellent.I like the excellent light and the colour management as the informative note.
pajaran (45480) 2013-09-16 9:50
Interesantan tekst o Hramu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trenutak sa vernicima.
An interesting article about the temple and the moment ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful moment shown with the faithful.
A beautiful moment.
All the best.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-16 10:04
An excellent panoramic view of the worshipers in Senso-ji. Your detailed description helps the viewer to be "in" the place. Great clarity and colors.
drt100 (2039) 2013-09-16 10:24
This is an impressive image, well captured, well composed. You have a great vantage point. The people look happy to be there, the incense mist looks enchanting. New Years in Asia is always a special time. Well done - Thanks for sharing!
fabbs99 (14403) 2013-09-16 10:53
Nice view of the religious congregation.The crowd of devotees seem to be immersed in the fervor of devotion of the almighty.Very well done.TFS.
worldcitizen (6115) 2013-09-16 18:48
There are many elements in this scene that I like: the traditional architecture, the incense floating in the air, and the signs with kanji near the top of the frame. There are certainly a lot of people, but everything looks orderly. This is a very nice presentation of a Japanese tradition.
ikeharel (48274) 2013-09-17 0:40
what I usualy do on pic. like this, is to look at people faces - the most interesting fact is, that at least two persons, one man and one lady were looking directly at you and the camera.
Crowds in a nice scene, together in a ceramony with the incense-smoke curling up above.
Nice taken picture.
macondo (18467) 2013-09-17 4:29
A very good daily life shot, filled with so many faces, and the intrigue of the smoke. The Winter light is gentle but enough to give subtle highlights and a strong atmosphere, and you have just enough of the surroundings to create a sense of place. I found the note very interesting, and it certainly explains the activity in the photo. Well done with your small camera in 2007!
mcmtanyel (8157) 2013-09-17 21:03
What a great sea of people! You had a great vantage point. The soft light of the afternoon sun illuminates the faces of the faithful very gently and adds to the aesthetics of the photo.
jhm (131794) 2013-09-18 3:45
The smoke makes these old picture attractive, almost incredible with all these people close to each other.
Excellent daily life picture.
This everything in nice colours and excellent sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
mirosu (10942) 2013-09-18 19:54
Excellent bird view to the big crowd in front of temple. The light is very nice and the smoke creates a special atmosphere on special day. Well seen and captured.
abmdsudi (36288) 2013-09-19 10:10
Very atmospheric and serious business well taken picture and an interesting as not your usual type of shot. Amazing place as the crowd come to offer their prayers and your note adds some interesting information to the image. I love the wonderful sense of space and height and the warm lighting, smokes and colours give the pic an almost regal feel!. I really liked how the event takes place with some nice props around. Congrats, TFS
siudzi (29617) 2013-10-21 10:40
This is really unique scene. The crowd looks very interesting here and have been photographed from a well selected high POV to achieve original capture. Well seen and composed view. TFS.