New Year Wish by kibishipaul

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On New Years Day in Japan the shrines and temples are crowded to bursting with people buying charms, symbols and forecasts for the coming year. This little girl is tying her fortune paper to a frame in the grounds made especially for the occasion. Taken in Saitama, Japan (Tsukinomiya Shrine)

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I’ve been living in Japan now for many years as Teacher of English as a Second Language. My hobbies include photography and I also spend a lot of my free time making ‘machinima’ animation movies. These can be seen on Vimeo

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  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture Paul, I’ve seen plenty of beautiful shots of the folded fortune’s, I like this unique take with the boy reaching up tying one on the wire. Nicely composed as well! ;o)

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoover 3 years ago

    thanks for sharing this. i really enjoyed reading your narrative…lovely image

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 3 years ago

    in honor of the people of Japan affected by this crisis, we keep them in our prayers and hearts Japan, through the Lens

  • Thank you Isa for featuring this. I’m humbled by your words.

    – kibishipaul

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