Meiji Shrine

Tokyo

ShiodomeSkytreeHarajukuEast GardenSenso-jiNikko

8th September 2013

   Notice about the barrels of sake offered to the Shinto deities
Notice about the barrels of sake offered to the Shinto deities
 Barrels of sake offered to the Shinto deities, Meiji shrine
Barrels of sake offered to the Shinto deities
Barrels of sake offered to the Shinto deities 
  Notice about the barrels of wine offered to the Shinto deities
Notice about the barrels of wine offered to the Shinto deities
  Barrels of wine offered to the Shinto deities
Barrels of wine offered to the Shinto deities
  Torii at entrance to the shrine, and guide Tomoko Okamoto
Torii at entrance to the shrine, and guide Tomoko Okamoto 
Tourist purifying at shrine: left hand
Tourist purifying at shrine: left hand
Tourist purifying at shrine: right hand
Tourist purifying at shrine: right hand
 Tourist purifying at shrine: water for cleaning mouth
Tourist purifying at shrine: water for cleaning mouth
Tourist purifying at shrine: cleaning ladle
Tourist purifying at shrine: cleaning ladle

Purifying area
Purifying area
Purifying area
Purifying area
 
Shimenawa (rice straw rope) with shide (lightning streamers)
Shimenawa (rice straw rope) with shide (lightning streamers)
Inner temple, Meiji shrine
Inner temple
Torii with Meiji chrysanthemum symbols
Torii with Meiji chrysanthemum symbols 
 
       

A wedding

Preparing for a wedding
Preparing for a wedding
Preparing for a wedding  The bride
The bride
The bride 
Wedding procession
Wedding procession
Wedding procession  Wedding procession  Wedding guests in kimonos
Wedding guests in kimonos