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My first visit to Kameido Tenjin’s chrysanthemums

In 2021, I discovered Kameido Tenjin had a chrysanthemum festival!  I had always associated the shrine with wisteria and plum blossoms.  This was something new so I went to photograph them.  But the visit left me with conflicting thoughts. Have you been to the shrine before?  If you haven’t, I’ll briefly tell you about it.  …

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Shinagawa Shrine – a photographer’s guide

Shinagawa Shrine is near Shinagawa Station.  You’d think both would be in Shinagawa Ward.  Well, the station is in Minato Ward.  Did you know that?  It is a funny fact.  Let’s get back on track and talk about the shrine. Shinagawa Shrine is a good place for photographers.  I wouldn’t place it up there with …

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