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New on 500px : Vermillion by Diabolique by Diabolique

Thousands of vermillion tori gates line the pathways of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto Japan.

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New on 500px : The Soul of Kyoto by EliaLocardi by EliaLocardi

There’s something wonderful about wandering the ancient streets of Kyoto at night.

This was shot during my last visit to Japan. The big festival in Kyoto had finished the previous night, leaving the typically crowded streets empty and perfect for photography.

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New on 500px : Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine by RazvanCiuca by RazvanCiuca

“With seemingly endless arcades of vermilion torii (shrine gates) spread across a thickly wooded mountain, this vast shrine complex is a world unto its own. It is, quite simply, one of the most impressive and memorable sights in all of Kyoto.

The shrine was dedicated to the gods of rice and sake by the Hata family in the 8th century. As the role of agriculture diminished, deities were enrolled to ensure prosperity in business. Nowadays, the shrine is one of Japan’s most popular, and is the head shrine for some 40,000 Inari shrines scattered the length and breadth of the country.”

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New on 500px : Temple of Silence by roberto_pazzi by roberto_pazzi

The Pura Luhur Batukau (Temple of Luhur Batukau).
It’s located on the slopes of the volcano Gunung Batukau and it’ is surrounded by green forest.
This is definitely one of the most mystical temples of Bali.
It has a “meru” (Hindu shrine) with seven roofs dedicated to Maha Dewa, the goddess of the mountain, and it has altars dedicated to the lakes Bratan, Buyan and Tamblingan.
Visiting this temple is a pleasure because it is rarely visited by tourists.
The only sounds you can hear are the songs of birds and the litany of priests.

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New on 500px : Fushimi Inari Shrine by Rolf_H by Rolf_H

thousands of gates at this beautiful shrine near kyoto

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New on 500px : (Heaven’s Gate)白鬚神社 Torii by HIDENOBU_SUZUKI by HIDENOBU_SUZUKI

( Torii )
The torii is the gateway to Shinto shrines. It consists of two upright posts connected at the top by two horisontal crosspieces. Regarded as a barrier against evil spirits, beyond it is found the sacred area of the gods. Most torii are red, but some can be seen in other colors such as white or black.

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