Fushimi Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the god of rice, sake, and prosperity. "Fushimi" is simply the location, added to the name to distinguish it from other Inari shrines.
Fushimi Inari is noted for its remarkable sight of some 10,000 small torii (shrine gates) that arch over a long path up the hill behind the shrine. It takes about two hours to walk along the whole trail.
Donated and inscribed by businesses and individuals thankful for their prosperity, the long tunnel of torii is one of the most iconic visions of Kyoto.
Originally the god of rice, Inari now governs the modern equivalent: success and prosperity in business. Fushimi Inari Shrine draws thousands of businessmen and tradespeople seeking blessings for their enterprises, especially at the first prayers of the New Year.
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BennyV (13544) 2012-11-21 5:20
Light is just a bit too heavy in parts of the shot, but overall the light and colour balance is terrific. I absolutely love old Chinese characters (same as in Japan, here), so this considered composition gets a thumbs up from me.
subhendu_bagchi (25240) 2012-11-21 6:26
Excellent shot.. Like the minimal effect with the graphism created by the lines. Use of light is fine and superb colours. Simple but good one. Tfs.
joso (2417) 2012-11-21 9:11
a very well seen small detail, excellent play of light and shadow
carlo62 (27474) 2012-11-21 15:50
mi piace questa inquadratura, mette ben in risalto le scritte, con un'ottima nitidezza e dei bei colori, con un bel gioco di luci ed ombre.
trevormoffiet (2394) 2012-11-21 23:48
The colours and light grabbed my attention. The image is very attractive. From your image I cannot get a feel for the size of these objects with Japanese inscriptions.
Bartleby (13512) 2012-11-24 11:44
love this close-up shot with the strong light and shadows.