JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

*Be sure to wear a mask when traveling.

Closeup of the gagaku instrument "sho." 笙
Gagaku music is commonly associated with the Shinto religion. However, this Buddhist temple has been playing gagaku since long ago. The sho is a wind instrument making that long, drawling, ghostly haunting sound.
Keywords: minato-ku tokyo zojoji jodo-shu Buddhist temple setsubun priest gagaku

Closeup of the gagaku instrument "sho." 笙

Gagaku music is commonly associated with the Shinto religion. However, this Buddhist temple has been playing gagaku since long ago. The sho is a wind instrument making that long, drawling, ghostly haunting sound.

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