Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Once Upon a Time...


...Not very long ago a traveler came to a beautiful Shinto shrine, somewhere between Osaka and Kyoto.  The traveler thought she had somehow traveled through not only space, but time, and was floating in a period long ago when the Shoguns governed Japan.


The traveler blinked quickly and as she turned a corner at the shrine there was a wedding couple from long, long ago -- at least for a few minutes. 

 Wedding Wednesday in Japan
 
 
The traveler blinked again and it was 2015 and she was holding a cell phone, which would have shocked the shoguns and everyone else in long ago Japan. But for a few minutes the traveler had floated through time.
 
I hope you've enjoyed our visit through time. Tomorrow we move quickly into the present century with a giveaway -- I want to take a few more pictures in better light -- and a fun visitor. 
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.

7 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

Such lovely pictures. Was fun floating through time with you!

TARYTERRE said...

A little time travel is fun. Here the past is often discarded in lieu of more modern things. What a wonderful culture that honors it's traditions and rich history. You were so lucky to have a brief window of opportunity to look into this lovely place. How exciting to see a bride and groom too.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fun post. I love that you saw this bride and groom on your trip!

Anne Payne said...

Lovely photos, especially the second one. It is so serene! Thanks for a quick travel back in time ;)

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing. Blessings

Joy said...

Lucky you to be there and witnessed the wedding!

Terra said...

Beautiful traditional wedding attire and location. I think if the Shoguns saw a cell phone in use they would have thought it black magic.