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Monday, March 7, 2011

Lime Factory Part 4


Once again, this is a photo taken in the industrial area in Tochigi city. I found two shrines by the lime factories. This red torii gate at the entrance of this shrine looks as exhausted as the old factories there. I couldn't figure out the enshrined deity at this anonymous shrine, however, the deity could be related to the prosperity of this industrial area, I guess...

If you want to see more photos of these lime factories, here we are.


                 


This is a That's my world and Ruby Tuesday entry.


           


39 comments:

  1. Great shots! Happy RT!

    Lola:)

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  2. Very dramatic shot. I haven't yet posted my RT :)

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  3. 赤い鳥居と青い山、なんとすてきな組み合わせですね。
    いいバランスなんです。

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  4. I do wonder how long has the torii gate been standing...knowing the japs....it's history itself. Ki o tsukete. :)

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  5. Just amazing to see that gate still standing there in all its red glory.

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  6. I like the red gate, how solid and firmly planted it looks. I re-watched the movie Lost in Translation last night and thought of you and your shrine photos. Scarlett Johansson's character visits a couple in the movie and they looked very familiar. have a great day Yoshi!

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  7. That red shrine gate is fabulous! It doesn't look at all tired...

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  8. Wonderful shot! Happy Ruby Tuesday.

    My RUBY link.

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  9. Great capture.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  10. What is the significance of the rope?
    And what does the actual shrine look like?

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  11. Terrific captures as always, Yoshi! Love the red color! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  12. That's such an interesting entrance. Is this a usual entrance to a shrine?

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  13. it does look like the gate could use a little coat of paint.

    have a lovely week. hugs to the furbabies.

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  14. I like your photos and am glad to be back and see them. Interesting shot even if the atmosphere is a bit sad.

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  15. The buildings are old and weathered, as is the shrine. Yet, the artistic shape is still stunning, the style of the past is really timeless. Paint may fade, but the artist here has made a timeless work of art that stands as proud as ever...

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  16. It certainly has a beauty all of its own..

    Reminds me of Charles Sheeler's work...

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  17. the red gate looks eye-catching. it adds a charm to the industrial area.

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  18. That's interesting that the deity has disappeared!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  19. That's a really striking picture!

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  20. Once this shrine must have floulished, but now it seems that nobody takes care of it. The mountain, lime factories, torii stand in a kind of harmony but worn-out. I can't imagine the life of people there. Yoshi, very impressive and expressive photo!!

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  21. Wow, I love this scene. Definitely a place I'll take loads of photos of, if I should be lucky enough to see it.

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  22. I love the landscape, it's very unique!
    Ruby Tuesday

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  23. interesting contrats of the factories and shrines in close proximity...

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  24. It is so interesting how the shrines can pop up most anywhere. the colors in this post are so nice with the red really the focal point. Awesome shot.

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  25. This is great! It's obscure and quirky in the best way a photo can be to be intriguing.

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  26. The red torii sure stands out against that background. :)

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  27. Factory and shrine. Very interesting for me.
    Good picture, nice composition!

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  28. Already a follower, just visiting, happy ruby tuesday!

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  29. Excellent framing Yoshi. I love the contrasting shapes and colors in this image. And the tired looking shrine is a perfect match for the feeling of the photograph.

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  30. Hi Yoshi,

    What an interesting post you have today. The red gate is really striking. In our Chinese culture, red is a auspicious colour. I wonder if it brings any meaning for the colour of red in Japan. Those ropes are really interesting as well. Wonder if that represents any meaning in particular.

    Have a nice day Yoshi! :-)
    Regards,
    Kristin

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  31. The picture is so evocative. This torii might look tired but still dignified despite being weathered, faded and peeled.

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  32. Interesting! :) To some, factories themselves were a shrine, in a way...:)

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  33. This is such an interesting photo. Looks like their deity is on vacation.

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  34. It's a stunning photo. I love that red and the contrast it creates. Did you "paint" it or is this the actual colour?

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  35. I have been watching TV all morning. I hope you are safe!It's terrible, and I pray for you.

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  36. Yoshi, I hope you and your family are safe. My thoughts and prayers have been with you all these days.

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