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Ebisu Shrine, New Year's Day 6

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 9 March 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

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!

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Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very interesting image

9 Mar 2009 6:36am

@Alun Lambert: Cheers Alun!

Paula Camps from Mahón (Menorca), Spain

Nice shot, I like the high contrast

9 Mar 2009 7:15am

@Paula Camps: Thanks Paula!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Smiles . . I can well imagine the popularity of the fukuzasa this year !

9 Mar 2009 9:13am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes indeed! Thanks Ronnie.

Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful image. They are so concentrated!

9 Mar 2009 9:25am

@Standley: Thanks Richard!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Good photo, I'd love to be there to witness this and buy stuff :)

9 Mar 2009 11:47am

@Lorraine: Cheers Lorraine!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot.

9 Mar 2009 3:45pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I love the details in the wood grain, and the men seem so absorbed in their work, good work.

9 Mar 2009 11:43pm

@Richard_Irwin: Cheers Richard!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice capture. They seem busy for preparing all the fukuzasa.

10 Mar 2009 12:41am

@akarui: Thanks Olivier!

tokyo-drifter from Tokyo, Japan

Super light - good dark areas, some mid-tones on the fellows, and then the most intensive light slashed across the subjects. Great capture.

16 Mar 2009 7:14am

@tokyo-drifter: Cheers t-d!