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Behind the vast central complex of the Fushimi Inari shrine, thousands of gaudily colored torii gates snake upwards in crisscrossing paths over heavily wooded, 233 meter high Mt. Inari. There are about 10,000 Tori gates, each donated by worshippers or companies whose name and addresses are written on the back, and it is not surprising to find that almost every well-known Japanese company has sponsored a Torii gate here.

Some gates are ancient and in need of repair, while some are more recent, attesting to the fact that this is a religion very much alive today.

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 22 N: 504] (3171)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-15
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-22 4:27
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