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Day #1729

Day #1729 Title: The Wall Of Sake
Location: Meiji-jingu, Tokyo, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
Notes: I took a trip to Yoyogi Park via the National Gymnasium at Shibuya this morning. Don’t worry, I wasn’t exercising – merely taking some pictures of the iconic building which was erected for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo! After wandering in the quiet of the park for a while I headed for the Shintō shrine at nearby Meiji-jingu, where Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken are deified. This wall of sake barrels is part of the offerings made to the shrine every year by the Meiji Jingu Nationwide Sake Brewers’ Association. The Emperor was a great supporter of Japanese industrial development, and, I suspect, a sake connoisseur. Early evening, I headed to Shibuya Kokaido to meet Tomoo and see the first night of Asia’s 30th Anniversary Reunion tour. It was a great show, but more on that tomorrowRead more about my stay.
One Year Ago: Day #1363
Two Years Ago: Day #998
Three Years Ago: Day #633
Four Years Ago: Day #268

Day #1717

Day #1717 Title: Offerings
Location: Jishu Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: We left Kurashiki after breakfast and arrived in Kyoto just before lunchtime, having been on another swift Shinkansen service. Our first port of call was Nishiki Market to find something to eat, then hop into taxis to take us up the hill to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple complex. It was very busy, but there were still little corners where you could find some peace and quiet. This was at a little Shintō shrine on the edge of the site. I loved the way the light was falling onto the scene. I then walked into town along some of the charming back streets, arriving in time to have an evening guided walk of the Gion Geisha district. Then more walking to meet the others for dinner. Kyoto is very tiring! But there is so much to see, and we are only here for a couple of days. Read more about my stay.
One Year Ago: Day #1351
Two Years Ago: Day #986
Three Years Ago: Day #621
Four Years Ago: Day #256