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Ebisu Shrine, New Year's Day 2

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 5 March 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I'm a bit behind with posting these shots from New Year's Day - I forgot I had them! Oops!

These men are selling decorated bamboo branches called fukuzasa. People display them in shops and offices in order to bring good fortune for the coming year's business. The shrine was particularly busy this year!

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool and colorful image. Well done.

5 Mar 2009 5:14am

@Steve Rice: Cheers Steve!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Great colour and expressions captured!

5 Mar 2009 6:06am

@bluechameleon: Thanks bc!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good candid shot

5 Mar 2009 6:28am

@Alun Lambert: Cheers Alun!

standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful colours. I like the expression!

5 Mar 2009 12:14pm

@standley: Thanks Richard!

Ian from A nice, tranquil leafy place, United Kingdom

Great shot - I wouldn't like to be under that guy's stare though, he has a mean moustache :-) Those bamboo branches are so vivid - looks wonderful!

5 Mar 2009 1:07pm

@Ian: Cheers Ian!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

the colour and expressions are superb!

5 Mar 2009 1:28pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

These guys look very distinguished!

5 Mar 2009 4:16pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Yes they do, thanks Wolfgang!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Terrific shot with the expression of the guy looking at us.

6 Mar 2009 11:31am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Lot's of character in these faces.

9 Mar 2009 3:23am

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit!