For a long time I wanted to make a trip to Mount Takao - Takaosan 「高尾山」 and yesterday I managed to do it. Takaosan is considered a sacred mountain, and it was a center of worship for over a thousand years.
The main attraction for a visitor interested in Japanese culture and traditions is the Yakuōin Yūkiji Temple, where the famous Tengu are worshiped. The statues represents the Tengu in two forms, one with the long nose and one with a crow beak.
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Lens: VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 185mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 400
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: