Joo Peter – Fushimi Inari-Taisha

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Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Shinto Shrine, Kyoto – photographs by Joo Peter

Joachim is a Visual artist and writer based in Southwest Germany, presently working on documentary & travel photography in Asia. He loves to explore and combine all arts in his work. Joo has studied Arts; painting and graphics, worked for theatre (designing stage, costume and light) , did some work for television and film, went into teaching. He writes essays and a blog in his native tongue, German, for he feels his language combines philosophy and humour.

One of the most famous spots in Japan: a huge temple complex south of Kyoto with thousands of red Torii gates.

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the name of the Shinto temple complex. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines.

Individuals, groups or companies set up orange gates of all sizes for blessing, purification, good luck, to be in harmony with spirits and gods.

Small Shinto shrine.

Small Torii Gates at a Shinto shrine.

Small Torii gates and natural stone with inscription.

Japanese school kids in uniforms walk through Torii Gates.

© Joo Peter

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