Wrapping Up Last Week’s Fushimi-Inari Shrine Posts
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Uphill Battle heading to fill a vending machine -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Uphill Battle
heading to fill a vending machine

Here are a few more photos from my visit last week to the most excellent Fushimi Inari Shrine in south-eastern Kyoto.

Random Shrine Roof I'm a sucker for traditional roofs (I prefer these kind to temple roofs ) -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/5000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Random Shrine Roof
I'm a sucker for traditional roofs (I prefer these kind to temple roofs)
Rich Light a small splash of sun goes a long way -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Rich Light
a small splash of sun goes a long way
Pieces Parts roof of a gate awaits installation -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Pieces Parts
roof of a gate awaits installation
Deep Hole Hand Dug -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Deep Hole Hand Dug
Cross Beam -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Cross Beam
Price List -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Price List

I was surprised to see this price list posted randomly along the path. It lists initial “offering” fees for permission to put up a gate. The amounts range from about US$5,000 for a small gate with 18cm (7") diameter uprights, to about $17,000 for one-foot-diameter uprights. Of course, these are “starting at...” fees, and “the fee may differ according to location”, and one suspects that there are annual fees as well. And, of course, one assumes that this does not cover the cost of the gate itself.

Brilliant Marketing ( horrid photo ) -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Brilliant Marketing
( horrid photo )

It was fairly hot, and ridiculously humid, and by the time we got about half way we were absolutely swimming in our own sweat, so this inviting display of soda half submerged in cool water was too tempting to pass up. They also had water dripping into the display, making it sound like a small mountain stream. I succumbed.

Later, on the way back down via a different route, Lauren noticed some bamboo gates on a side path...

Bamboo Gates -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Bamboo Gates

Near where I took the bamboo-gates photo, the canopy of a towering tree caught my eye...

desktop background image of a tree canopy from below -- Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
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Back down to the main complex and the construction that I mentioned in my first post about the visit, I noticed some kind of circular wooden feature in the process of construction...

Fushimi-Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/3200 sec, f/2.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

I wonder what it will be.

Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Images are wonderful as usual, and an interesting read.

At the end I suddenly had a mental flash of the large bag you must carry with all your lenses 🙂

Regards
Guy
Knysna, South Africa

It’s a ThinkTank “Speed Racer”, which can clip around your waist or sling over your shoulder. Unfortunately, I made the decision to clip around my waste for the hike, which the girls immediately started making fun of (my big “fanny pack”), making me feel even more old and geeky than I am. What I endure for my art….. /-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Guy on September 17th, 2011 at 1:56pm JST (6 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

As always, Jeff, yuor photo essays of Kyoto are entrancing. The trip to
Fushimi was very interesting and colorful. Thanks. Father Mac

— comment by Father Mac on October 31st, 2011 at 2:25am JST (6 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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