Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Photo: A Ritual - GIF and a Question
Pictured above is sort of a sacred ritual that takes place on Kouri-jima this time of year.
Ayako Toguchi is the woman, leading prayers in a cave lit by candles.
Usually, after photographing events like this, I like to return with some printed images.
Someone's cell-phone in the background, seems like a bit of distraction, to me.
Some earth was moved around in the images used to create this animation.
When I present Ayako, her printed photo, the cell-phone will have been removed.
Those gadgets, weren't invented, back in the days, I attended church regularly.
Down in that cave, I know for sure, a cellular phone wouldn't operate. It's underground.
Heathen that I am, I probably won't go peeking in some church, to see what goes on.
It just seems odd. I guess, people have to be continuously wired, these days.
For all I know, they may be taking their dogs, cats, chickens or pigs to church.
Come to think of it, when my parents dragged me to church, I bet I was a distraction, too !