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shinagawa temple and highrise 品川の寺マンション

Posted by
timothy sullivan (Tokyo, Japan) on 5 April 2008 in Cityscape & Urban.

...now, adjacent the graveyard (previous day) lay another temple that i felt represented "modern japan" in many ways. in yesterday's post, i had to really consider the angle through which i was taking the shot, to avoid having the city of tokyo within the same frame. in this shot, however, i wanted to show the very reality of tokyo: everything is close together; all space is precious. behind this ancient temple is an apartment building still under construction; sometimes i wonder what the residents will think of living so close to the temple-- will they be able to smell the incense on the morning breeze? will they awaken with the sound of this bell being rung?