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Ebisu Shrine, New Year's Day 3

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 6 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 don't think that's a cigarette by the way...

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

Nice bright colors. Neat shot.

6 Mar 2009 5:35am

@Steve Rice: Cheers Steve!

standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful colours again. Looks like a cigarette but it's not a cigarette indeed!

6 Mar 2009 6:53am

@standley: Thanks Richard!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

The harsh light suits this well . . amazing detail.

6 Mar 2009 12:18pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

another nice colourful shot...I agree with Ronnie about the light! Bravo

6 Mar 2009 2:59pm

@Cheryl: Cheers Cheryl!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The colours just leap right out.

6 Mar 2009 5:17pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael!

kerfendal from Paris, France

amazing by the contrats and colors, it's like an hypperrealist painting, Great

6 Mar 2009 9:55pm

@kerfendal: Thanks kerfendal!

Luca from Genova, Italy

your whole collection is really good, really lovely pics. great colours in pics, with nice job on saturation of colours! Really appreciate!

6 Mar 2009 10:50pm

@Luca: Thank you Luca!

Mike from North West, United Kingdom

Wonderful contrast and sunlight, just the job to work by..!

7 Mar 2009 12:30am

@Mike: Cheers Mike!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Rarely do I think a cigarette enhances someone's appearance.

9 Mar 2009 3:23am

@Twelvebit: Yeah, I'd have to agree!