Portrait of KOMAINU guard dog

These are a pair of Komainu (the mythical) guard dogs (or lion-dog) watching Itsukushima Shrine, as I snapped over a year ago. Every shrines in Japan have the pair of watch dogs, each of which is having different outlook.  Generally they sit at the main gate of the shrine but this pair in Itsukushima sitsContinue reading “Portrait of KOMAINU guard dog”

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Serene morning at the shrine

I would like to share a couple of more photographs out of decent amount that I took at Fujiyoshida Sengen Jinja shrine (富士吉田浅間神社), which I mentioned in my previous blog with a photo (here). It was a cold morning in early spring season and base areas of Mt. Fuji remained snow unmelted on the roadside.Continue reading “Serene morning at the shrine”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

This is my submission to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend. When I stepped into the centre of this tree bunch to look up above, it realised me how little me attempting to find out how big they are, its non-sense right. They live way longer than me and that’s enough to be respected thatContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend”