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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Tending plants at Sasuke Inari Shrine, Kamakura.

Climbing hundreds of steps to groom the forest surrounding a trail of gates, which lead up to a shrine, may seem tedious, but there is plenty of peace to be found. With crowds of tourists and locals swarming nearby, Sasuke Inari Shrine offers a way to escape the business for serenity. As the birds chirp around and the sound of clippers echoes, one loses the sense of time and gets captured by their surroundings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Kamakura, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Stefanie Petrovic