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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Yasukuni

Shintoism supports a reverence for nature. The faith believes in the gods to reside in nature: in the trees, in the stones, in the sun. I thought it appropriate that I could capture the sun setting through the Shinto archway (gates) at the left side of the shot, and framed by the barren trees.

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Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Tokyo, Japan
Copyright: © Aya Andrews