Welcome to another Streets of Japan video.
This time, I decided to shoot an unassuming local shrine.
Personally, I see a lot of significance in local shrines. They show us how much importance the culture places on this expression of belief.
With larger shrines like Meiji Shrine or Ise, it’s only natural for them to be so grand and majestic – they are historically and culturally significant locations. But a local shrine is just that – it’s for locals. There is no need to be pretentious or overly glamorous, yet the shrines are looked after so well.
They offer everyone who visits an atmosphere of peace, harmony, and reflection, in a truly unique way. There is a lot of essence here, and that is what I try to capture with my Streets of Japan videos in as short amount of time as possible. Hopefully you can get a little taste of the atmosphere, and if you ever come to visit Japan, make sure you go out of your way to visit a local shrine or two.
They are not hard to find (there are more shrines than convenience stores), and I know you will also feel the significance of these places once you visit.
Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Music: Google Audio Library
Video/Photos/Production: John Kiujian
Equipment/software: Nikon D500, 300mm F4 lens, Adobe Premiere Pro