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Concentrated pilgrimage #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 7 October 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The temple, 東寺 To-ji literally "East Temple", was founded as one of the two guardian temples of ancient Capital. The temple has been the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. It is also famous for the tall pagoda.
Bazaar is held on 21st day in every month, and September 21 is a special day. Not only bazaar but also a special event お砂踏み Osuna-fumi, literally "Stepping on Sands" is held at the temple.
You can see white bags containing sand on the floor. People step on the sand. But what for ?
September 21, 2015 @東寺

Canon EOS 70D 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 100 10 mm

Please leave your comments.

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Interesting. Beautiful composition.

7 Oct 2015 10:21am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting story! Image is an excellent complement !. Thank you very much for the info ...! Best, Adela

7 Oct 2015 11:42am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bonnes explications qui complètent bien ton cliché magnifique.)

7 Oct 2015 12:26pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition . I don't know why ...?

7 Oct 2015 12:47pm

@Mhelene: You'll see tomorrow !

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting view and story

7 Oct 2015 1:35pm

Devi from Chennai, India

May be vibrations experienced from standing on sand...?

7 Oct 2015 3:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting shot.

7 Oct 2015 3:14pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Interesting image!

7 Oct 2015 3:51pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue et scène superbe image et captage de ces personnes qui regardent

7 Oct 2015 3:52pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Good shot. Empty wheel chair...any significance?

7 Oct 2015 4:46pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done indeed

7 Oct 2015 5:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AN interesting IMage - well composed.

7 Oct 2015 5:23pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great composition where the human element adds a nice sense of scale here!!

7 Oct 2015 6:30pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

interesting story and image, hiro! :-))

7 Oct 2015 9:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful shot. I'm anxious to find out why. I was at Toji this spring on a bazaar day but, I got their later in the afternoon. All the vendors were packing up and going home. That's O.K. though because, I came to see the temple which is wonderful. One of my favorites.

7 Oct 2015 10:48pm

@Steve Rice: I'm glad you enjoyed Toji. Yes, it's wonderful.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


8 Oct 2015 8:13am