All About Japan

Eerie Long-Exposure Photographs of Torii

| Shinto , Photography

In 2019, German photographer Ronny Behnert traveled around Japan visiting various torii, the traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entrance of Shinto shrines and used to symbolically demarcate the transition between our world and the sacred world of the gods. And I know what you’re thinking — do we really need another photo gallery of torii taken by a foreigner? We asked ourselves the same question and the answer, in this case, was yes.

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