Hundreds of torii gates
In the early morning a Shinto priestess disappears down the tunnel of torii gates that lead up Inari mountain from the base of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shinto shrine. The climb to the top passes through over 5000 of the vermillion gates.
Response to fotoeffects: actually the gates slant in towards the top and they are not even as they shift over the years. I did make sure the horizontals were pretty much straight, but what you see is as straight as it gets.
torii gatesvermillionInari mountainShinto priestessFushimi Inari TaishaShinto shrineKyotoJapan