Will her wishes be granted?

This was another shot from Meiji Jingu shrine earlier in the year.  Though it wasn't quite "Coming-of-Age day", these young ladies beat the crowds (and as it turns out, the tons of snow that fell the following day) by visiting the shrine a day in advance.  

While strolling around the shrine, I caught sight of these young ladies heading towards the prayer section and so I circled around to get in front of them, hoping to get a shot of them in prayer.  Unfortunately, the crowds were so thick that they were continuously blocked until the very end when the crowds parted momentarily and I snapped this young woman as she was stepping away.  She looked so gleeful that I couldn't help but wonder what she had just prayed for – it looked like something fun though!  🙂

#tokyo   #japan   #streetphotography   #meijijingu  

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17 Comments

  • February 13, 2013 - 23:10 | Permalink

    Great shot, and patience!

  • February 13, 2013 - 23:13 | Permalink

    Thank you +Iain Harley – I must say I was happy with the result 🙂

  • February 13, 2013 - 23:40 | Permalink

    I love this shot. Happy shot!

  • February 13, 2013 - 23:46 | Permalink

    Thanks +Eric Seaholm , happiness all round!  🙂

  • February 14, 2013 - 00:39 | Permalink

    Nice catch. By the looks of it, you'd think they already have been!

  • February 14, 2013 - 00:40 | Permalink

    I bet your happy that you didn't give up. A great shot, wonderful expression of Japanese youth.

  • February 14, 2013 - 00:51 | Permalink

    Thanks, and I know +adithya anand , I was also thinking that she looked like her wish was already granted!

    +Jeff Austin , quite happy indeed – I really love catching moments like these when I'm out with my camera 🙂

  • February 14, 2013 - 01:22 | Permalink

    Very nice shot!!

  • February 14, 2013 - 01:27 | Permalink

    Thanks +CK Marco !

  • February 14, 2013 - 01:58 | Permalink

    +10 🙂

  • February 14, 2013 - 02:12 | Permalink

    Thanks +Scott Benson 🙂

  • February 15, 2013 - 09:50 | Permalink

    Very nice! (^_^)

  • February 15, 2013 - 10:41 | Permalink

    Thank you +Clare J 🙂

  • February 18, 2013 - 23:30 | Permalink

    very nice!

  • February 18, 2013 - 23:33 | Permalink

    Thanks +Shereen Yeoh , it's been a while! 🙂

  • February 18, 2013 - 23:38 | Permalink

    i've always been lurking around (ok, that didn't come out right :-/)

  • February 18, 2013 - 23:46 | Permalink

    Sounds like you're being ninja-like +Shereen Yeoh – a good skill 😉

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