This photograph was taken in Fukagawa Fudoson in Monzen-Nakachō, the Tokyo downtown area. There is a wish of the Edo townsman who would like to worship at principal image Fudo Myōō of the Narita-san, and it was built on this ground at 1703 of Edo period（1603–1868）as the branch temple of the Narita-san, Chiba. In this background, there is fast increase of the economic strength of the townspeople supporting the Edo as the center of economy and commerce. They were deeply involved in Acala (a guardian deity primarily revered in Vajrayana Buddhism in Japan) in order to ask for prosperity in business, success in life, the safety of the family, etc. When this temple with many visitors and the store which crowds round around it are seen, this seems to one big business. Although I am unacquainted with religion, that such a temple town is prosperous still now may be a proof that many people are asking religion for help or profits in the inside of deep psyche.
1. Explanation of each item
Upper left: The approach which leads to Hondo (Main hall)
Upper right: The temple office to which a charm etc. are sold to or it applies for prayer
Lower left: Fudo Myōō who is doing the look of anger so that all evil spirits and illusion may be conquered
Lower middle and lower right: Buddhist deity of mercy
2. The elderly woman who leans on faith of religion
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mcmtanyel (15529) 2013-08-12 17:47
A very neat collage. Each little photo has a story to tell and they're just the right size. My favorite is the lower middle. The lower right has excellent composition but is suffering a bit from the "flash effect," where the closer objects are better illuminated than the distant ones. A more even illumination would make that an exquisite photo.
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-08-12 20:25
Another lovely collage.Great colors and fabulous pictorial story presented here.
Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
pajaran (54114) 2013-08-12 22:05
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano.
Dobra ideja i realizacija sa lepim fotografijama.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the place, with the given data ...
Good work, well shown.
Good idea and realization with beautiful photos.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
ikeharel (61359) 2013-08-13 4:06
To my humble opinion, each can be posted as main photo.
But, the combination is one theme, and what I like the most, is the "andry" Fudo Myōō, that keeps away evil-spirits.
Fine posted, best regards.
mirosu (15126) 2013-08-13 4:09
You have created an excellent collage. I like your pictures selection, as each photo shows different subject. I'm not sure which one is my best preference, but I think the bottom right. Well done. Greetings, Miro
holmertz (43619) 2013-08-13 7:30
A fine collection of photos from the sanctuary. They give us very different views of the temple and the deitites. Along with the note this is another very informative set of photos on Japanese culture. They are all well taken and nicely displayed.
danos (89609) 2013-08-14 0:52
nice the lot of photos that connected in one,with the religion elements to dominating the scene.I like the details as the light management of the images.
jhm (142780) 2013-08-14 4:29
Thank you very much for your notes.
These collage shows perfect the life between the cultures.
Religion is a very great factor in our society, a pity sometimes a little to extreme uses
Lovely architectural view about these image.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,