Friday, September 1, 2017

Photo of the Week

Torii Under Milky Way via Instagram @motohiro_astrophotography
 This week for Photo of the Week we would like to present to you a slice of the east in this spectacular photo of the Milky Way over Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan taken by Motohiro.F. Underneath our home galaxy, a strange wooden doorway is visible; this is actually a torii, a traditional Japanese gate most commonly located at the entrance of a Shinto shrine. Symbolically this marks a transition from the profane to the sacred. In a way we could interpret the torii in this photo not only as a spiritual gateway, but also as a gateway to the celestial beauty of the starry heavens.
 For more fantastic photos, be sure to check out Motohiro's Instagram @motohiro_astrophotography for more cool astrophotography at https://www.instagram.com/motohiro_astrophotography/
or @motopiro_photography for a more in-depth view of Japan at https://www.instagram.com/motopiro_photography/

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