A view from a bridge, Kyoto edition.
Windy days, was so so nice to stand there and take in the breeze along the river...
Photo courtesy of Char! 📸 •
(yes, that’s a bumbag it came in very bloody handy) 😂
Summoning Friday... did it work?! 🔔⛩ // #IfYouRingIt#AlanaInKyoto
At Japanese shrines (like this one), you pay your respects by bowing slightly, tossing a coin in a collection box (amount doesn’t matter), and ringing the bell 2 or 3 times. This signals to the gods that you have arrived! 👋🏼 You then bow deeply (twice), clap twice with your left hand slightly in front, and pay your respects while remembering to thank the gods. Before you leave, you bow deeply one more time. Got all that?! 😅
🤔 Have you ever done this at a Japanese shrine?! I did my best but it was a challenge to remember them all!