Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters.
Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari's messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds.
They are hard to shoot as there are tonnes of visiting tourists at every turn spoiling the shot. I had to wait an extremely long time for this one.
The Erawan Hindu shrine is a major landmark in the very centre of the Thai capital, Bangkok - for people coming from East Asia and China in particular, as well as locals. Every day, thousands visit the shrine and return with gifts when they believe their wishes have been granted. The best known of a number of Hindu shrines in the vicinity, the Erawan was built in 1956 to ward off bad luck from a hotel that had just been built nearby. The shrine houses a golden statue of Phra Phrom - the four-faced Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation, Brahma. Brahma is worshipped by Hindus and people pray to him for everything from a new child to a lottery ticket. On 17 August 2015, a bombing took place inside the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand, killing 20 people and injuring 125. Erawan Shrine, Bangkok, Thailand, 27•06•17.
A break from all the food photos since I was able to convince @lorenzosama to go hike Mt Moiwa with me. On the way to the trailhead we encountered the Fushimiinari Shrine and the Jodoshukanon Temple. The Mt Moiwa trail had several Buddhist statues along the path. At the top you can see all of Sapporo. We took the railway down to the base off the mountain #hiking#shrine#temple#fortunes#sapporo
The Soribashi, a bright red wooden bridge arcs steeply over the divine pond kami-ike, bringing worshippers and visitors alike to the main shrine area. The crossing of the bridge is deliberately made difficult as it is part of the spiritual cleansing process and serves to stop evil forces from entering the shrine