20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Fushimi Inari-taisha

When visiting Japan, one often comes across a shrine or two. This shrine, the Fushimi Inari-taisha, is one of Kyoto's most famous shrines. The seemingly never-ending red gates that stretch about 4km, the bright red of the structures with black Kanji engraved on each one inspired me to take this photo. The figures in kimono made this photo an even greater representation of Japanese traditional culture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Kyoto, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 200D
Copyright: © Amelie Steele