Golden Gate Ise Jingu aka "I have no idea what to name my photos anymore and might just number them by HillbillyDeluxe
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Golden Gate Ise Jingu aka "I have no idea what to name my photos anymore and might just number them

by HillbillyDeluxe in Here

Ise Jingu Geku....one of the two main shrine sites in this sleepy little coastal city. The two shrines of Naiku and Geku are considered by many to be the first shrines in all of Japan.

One warning, they are not very photography friendly as I got in trouble for shooting one shot of some kind of holy building.

I ALWAYS respect "Do Not Photograph" signs and in my defence, there were no internationally recognizable signs around the building. Just one sign written in very uncommon kanji characters that even I didn't know how to read.

If you are in the area, stop by but I wouldn't make a special trip to go there.

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  • Litavis

    Litavis

    You can never resist

    Sep 24th Reply Shadowness Staff
  • Kasim

    Kasim

    nice.

    Aug 26th Reply
  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    Tom and has the Gate some important or interesting meaning?

    Aug 25th Reply who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Not sure actually. Most of them are red in the rest of the country. The shrine is important because they think it is the first shrine in Japan.

      I didn't find any pamphlets in English at this tourist destination.

      Thank you for the fav too!

      Aug 27th Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i dont know why i have feeling that everything in Japan has some special meaning :D its very exotic country for me.
      you are always welcome

      Aug 27th Reply who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      No different than bigger cities in Europe. But you are right, it can be exotic in some ways.

      Aug 27th Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      when i was younger i have been still thinking why we must have border between countries because its not fair ...we all live on one planet together and yet we are separate ...its like some kind of racism. sometimes i just think too much :)

      Aug 28th Reply who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      You and me both! All my friends accuse me of overthinking things. Can be good sometimes too though!

      Borders are for control. Control is for money. It's an age old story!

      Aug 28th Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i have the same problem with my friends but its relax for me to get lost in my own thoughts :)

      Aug 30th Reply who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Same here. If I don't think about things, I get really stressed out.

      Aug 31st Reply C'mon Pookie...
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    wonderful capture .. they better put readable signs up

    Aug 24th Reply Shadowness Staff
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    Congratulations!

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    Aug 23rd Reply Crazy Cat Lady
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    this is gorgeous! and you get a prize for the awesome title!

    Aug 23rd Reply Crazy Cat Lady
  • AditQunyit

    AditQunyit

    nicely capture

    Aug 23rd Reply
  • Lhianne

    Lhianne

    wonderful impression, I like it a lot

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  • buggs38

    buggs38

    ZEN !!!

    Aug 23rd Reply
  • EarthHart

    EarthHart

    A fine gate
    OK, when it comes to National Defence Systems & the like but not be allowed to photograph a shine or temple, that's like in the early days of photography when folks thought their soul would be taken.

    Aug 23rd Reply Respect & Responsibility
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I won't post the building in question because that would be disrespectful (and not to mention downloadable proof that I actually did fire off a shot). I would understand not being allowed to shoot the interior as their may be paintings and old sculpture etc, but the outside of a building...sigh.

      And I'm not really upset by not being able to take the shot...I'm more upset at the way the security guard spoke to me. Gruff. Hostile. Like I am an ignorant fool that doesn't understand the finer points of Japanese culture.

      Aug 23rd Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      (cont)

      He spoke to me in the same manner that you would speak to a dog that just soiled the carpet...sigh.

      I'll bet all the tea in Shizuoka Pref (that's a lot of tea) that he wouldn't have spoken in the same tone to a Japanese person.

      Aug 23rd Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      And thank you for the fav too!

      Aug 23rd Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      No, that's correct. It's a shame that the respect you showed wasn't reciprocated.

      Aug 23rd Reply Respect & Responsibility
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      Always a pleasure, Tom

      Aug 23rd Reply Respect & Responsibility
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Recently, that is the way it is over here.

      Aug 23rd Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      Is Japan getting nationalistic again? Only this time without military backing.

      Aug 23rd Reply Respect & Responsibility
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      They have never stopped being nationalistic. It's woven deep into their cultural beliefs, in my opinion.

      Outsiders are to be treated with suspicion. And by the right wing nutjobs, even the children and grandchildren of Korean war time slaves, born and raised here, are treated with disrespect and treated like an enemy of the state, told to "go home". Sadly the nutters don't realize, they are at home.

      AND they are talking of changing the pacifist constitution so they can re-arm the military...that is the final straw for me. It will only prove that the last 60 years of talk has been complete and utter bullshit.

      Aug 23rd Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      The times I was over there, in the '70s, I never saw or felt any lack of respect towards our group. Things have really changed

      Aug 24th Reply Respect & Responsibility
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      You would have never seen it. That is "honne" not "tatemae". Plus you were with a respected sensei to learn about the culture and it was understood you would go home.

      I don't mean to paint everyone with the same brush. Hell there are Japanese people that have made the same comments I am making. It is just the way it is over here. And over there. And over in that other place too...it's just humans being human. Sad but true.

      Aug 25th Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • EarthHart

      EarthHart

      Oh, the likes of Homo sapiens fucitalus, that sub-species.

      My Sensei, Roald Knutsen, set up the British Kendo Renmei http://kendo.co/bkr/ back in the late '60s.

      Aug 25th Reply Respect & Responsibility