Go just for the experience
Late evening photo session at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. Its 10,000 torii gates cast criss-crossing shadows into the night. ⛩ ⛩ ⛩ ⛩ ⛩ This Shinto shrine has a very mystical quality, especially when it’s pitch dark, with no people around. Perfect for long 20-second exposures to capture the light and the shadows. Or “light painting” with a flashlight. That’s me brandishing a lightsaber and painting with it Now imagine this as a Star Wars location for a fight scene. In between sets of Torii Gates, there are family shrines which are even more special, complete with miniature Torii, candlesticks and kitsune. 🦊Snow is falling, it’s ethereal, and the shrine’s spirits are no doubt watching.