Purification: Sensō-ji (浅草寺), Tokyo


Old Japanese man blesses himself at Sensō-ji, Tokyo. X-T2 + 35mm f/2. Classic Chrome with some moderate Capture One adjustments.

Hard to say which of these I like most. I like the portrait flavor of the first and how his head is entirely immersed in the incense. And I also like the hand motions of the next two and the stark division between the smoke and himself. And the last two we get to see his expressions, though the smoke is dying out by then. I guess I’ll just have to share all 5 with you!

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4 comments

  1. Great series of images! The light is perfect for this subject.

  2. Thank you for sharing. Beautiful images.

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