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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larhrissiHicham (577) 2012-11-22 6:25
I really like the POV. An interesting combination of historical, religious and cultural aspects of Japanese society.
The technical aspects of this pic are all of a good balance.
bennyfunky (795) 2012-11-22 8:22
I like you POV, I like how you frame it and how you manage the colors and the light.
npecanhuk (72044) 2012-11-22 14:22
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format, black borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
smash2707 (3320) 2012-11-23 9:14
Hi, May. Nice perspective, beautiful colors and interesting note. TFS
macjake (63210) 2012-12-11 15:33
If and when i make it to Japan and Kyoto, I'll be sure to visit this exact same subject.
I've seen other photos of this place, so i'm somewhat familiar of it - but lucky for you to see it in person.
I wonder how it looks in the wide angle from far back?
the subject is really cool, different and very cultural. I like how your composition has gates upclose and far back, along with the curve.
nice shot, wishing to see more :)