Giant Torii Gate at Shinto Buddhist Shrine in Nagoya: Japan Photo of the Month (December 2011)
I’m in love with HDR photography. It brings out every little detail in a kind of colour mix somewhere between realistic and vibrantly surreal.
This month’s Japan Photo of the Month is a huge Torii gate at a Buddhist Shrine in Nagoya. This unpainted wooden torii fits perfectly with the natural surroundings of the park.
Torii mark the entrance to a sacred place, so it is customary to bow when walking through a torii into a shrine.
If you’d like to see it for yourself, head to Atsuta-jingu in Nagoya. Atsuta-jingu’s official visitor information page (in English) has all the details on how to get there.