Fire bucket

Japan has some pretty amazing temples and shrines, and many of them are very old…and very wooden.

It’s therefore pretty important for them to be well maintained and cared for, but to also have the necessary safety measures in place should something happen.

I believe that one of the temples, housing the largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana in the world, is also one of the largest wooden structures ever built.

So, I’m not sure how effective these fire buckets will actually be, on the basis I saw about four of them, and all of them were empty.

Of course, I am only assuming that they are fire buckets due to the colour and placement of them. They could, in fact, be for something completely different. I have no idea what though.

This week slowly grinds on – is it feeling like an absurdly long week for anyone else also?

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s