Tag Archives | shrine

Omikuji

Omikuji is a kind of fortune. Most folks buy one on New Years, but they are available at any time. They usually give you a general fortune — great luck, good luck, fair luck, bad luck, or some variation of these with maybe a few others added in — and then more specific things such as if it is a good year for a new job, or for traveling, or having child, and so on.

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Water Dragon

It’s the year of the Water Dragon, so another look at the guardian of the temizuya1 at the shinto shrine.

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Waiting for a Wish

I went to hatsumōde today (first shrine trip of the year) to pray for good luck, both for my family and everyone! There were so many disasters this past year… hoping the dragon (this year) is much milder.

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Dancing Torii!

I posted a Rolling Shutter series on G+ a little bit ago. You can fin fit here. I thought I’d repost some of my favorites to this blog. Keep reading to see them.

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Okazaki Tenmangu Shrine

I’ve talked about this shrine before, so I thought maybe I should show more. This is the main shrine of Okazaki Tenmangu (岡崎天満宮). You might also see it spelled as temmangu, which is a little closer to how it is pronounced but is not as common. The shrine is dedicated to [Sugawara no Michizane][michi], a scholar, poet, and politician in the Heian Period. I also often see his name misspelled Michizune, so watch out for that.

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Slight Smile

I was asked the other day if I ever did anything other than HDR photography. Of course I do. I usually only post HDR to this blog in part because that is what people have come to expect from me, but I do occasionally post some non-​​HDR images. I also have an entire other blog set up for a more lo-​​fi type of photography from my iPhone.

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Mystery Rope

A bit of a challenge for you today. What is this pictured below? Leave your guesses in the comments, or tweet them to me. I’ll give the answer in tomorrow’s post

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