Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

These torii mark the entrance to a traditional Japanese Shinto shrine in Ueno Park, Toyko. They are arranged to represent increasing levels of holiness as you approach the inner sanctuary of the shrine.

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15 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged | Northern Narratives

  2. muhyasir says:

    arrange by human hands?

    • Hello! Yes, they are arranged according to Shinto specifications. Torii are an ages-old tradition in Japan; the first mention of them came in text written in 952, and the oldest wooden torii were built in 1535.

  3. Fergiemoto says:

    I love the Japanese arrangement!

  4. cocomino says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m glad to share Japanese things.

  5. eof737 says:

    Beautifully arranged… I love the vibrant color as well. 😉

  6. These remind me of a beautiful scene in Memoirs of a Geisha, when the young girl is running through this incredible corridor lined with archways like these 🙂

  7. I took a video as a walked amongst them. Perhaps I’ll post it to my video section. Walking through the corridor is really serene, like you’re going back in time.

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