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.

This torii must be at least 6 metres tall.

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.