Portable shrine (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

Shutter Art at Senso-ji Temple

The early bird catches the worm

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read

They say that the early bird catches the worm, and in the case of Asakusa’s famous Senso-ji Temple, it’s really true in more ways than one. Come early in the morning when the air is fresh and locals come to offer up their daily prayers. And if you come really early-before any of the shops open along the long street that leads up to the temple from Kaminarimon Gate-you’re in for a real treat: Shutter Art, Japanese style. Some of the images are really beautiful and worth getting up early to see.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...