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Gate to the God of Rice

Location: Kyoto, Japan – September, 2013
Photographer: Wahyu Setioko
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Category: Cultural Exchange
Award: Honorable Mention
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In the artist’s own words: “Girls in Kimono (Japanese traditional garment) at the thousands gates of Fushimi Inari Taisha, a shrine for praying to the God of Rice (Inari), one of the gods in Shinto religion. I took this photo because I could feel that the moment when people were preparing to worship and thank their God at his 'home' was heartwarming."

Gateway to the God of Rice - Photographer Wahyu Setioko