Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Meiji Jingu (March 15th, 2011) Inner Courtyard
As you can see, the inner courtyard of Meiji Shrine was almost empty.
Part of the outer shrine hall Gehaiden. One of the few buildings that was open. Due to the low light and out of respect, I did not take more photos of it.
While one would think that because there weren't many people around it would be easier to take photos, I actually felt more conscious of doing that. Plus the events at that time created a strong feeling of respect for a place so sacred to the people of Japan that it affected how I felt.
As I walked back there were a few more people heading towards the shrine.