Monday, 27 September 2010

Padlock love


Another picture taken in Enoshima, definitely the "island of love" (how cheesy). After 5 years in Japan I still find interesting or funny things in every shrine that distinguishes it from the hundreds of neighboring shrines. In this one, if you are a couple in love you can buy a padlock, write your names on it with a variation of Always Together, and lock it to a fence nearby. The fence is now so packed with padlocks that people have started locking them onto other fences all over the (very small) island.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Shells, mackerel and salmon


Enoshima Island, August 2010

Friday, 17 September 2010

The blue vase


Saturday, 11 September 2010

Quatre tabourets bleus


Tabourets pour s'asseoir pendant qu'on fait la queue devant le restaurant. Celui-ci n'est peut-être pas très populaire? Mais il se peut que ce n'était pas l'heure de pointe, je ne me rappelle plus très bien...

Monday, 6 September 2010

Think Pink - III

Very pink Ema (small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes) at the Hetsunomiya Shrine in Enoshima, a small island South of Tokyo.
A love shrine, obviously!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Nihon Buyo

Traditional Nihon Buyo dancing