"Hongu Taisha Nobori" Photo Prints

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  • Two sizes - 12" by 18" and 24" by 36"
  • Choose museum quality semi-glossy paper (framed or unframed), canvas, aluminum metal, acrylic, and wood prints
  • Everything you need to hang included for framed prints, metal, canvas, acrylic, and wood
  • Glossy paper can be framed in black, white, or dark wood. Ask about custom framing options
  • Vibrant colors brought to life with museum quality inks and materials
  • Fade resistant - treasure this piece your entire life

In the heart of Japan, nestled along the awe-inspiring Kumano Kodo trail, lies a treasure of spiritual magnificence: the Hongu Taisha grand shrine. This sacred haven, with its tranquil aura and breathtaking scenery, captivates the souls of all who wander its ancient paths. It is a place where timeless traditions meet the harmonious beauty of nature.

"Hongu Taisha Nobori" was taken during my two week trip to Japan with my son. I promised him that when he turned 16, we could take a trip anywhere he wanted, just me and him. He picked Japan, and our planning led us to the Kumano Kodo trail and the Imperial route. While I was mostly focused on being present with him, the opportunity to capture some photography and artwork of Japan along the way was too good to pass up.

Beyond the visual splendor, the banners that line the entry to the Hongu Taisha shrine hold an intriguing story of their own.

These vibrant banners, known as "nobori," serve as visual symbols of divine blessings and historical significance. Each noble color and intricate design portrays a tale from Japanese mythology, celebrating the Shinto deities and paying homage to the ancient pilgrims who journeyed along the Kumano Kodo trail.

From the shimmering golden hues representing spiritual enlightenment to the soft pastels evoking serenity and tranquility, the nobori banners beckon visitors into a world of divine connection. Their meticulously handcrafted motifs depict sacred mountains, auspicious creatures, and celestial beings, igniting a sense of wonder and reverence in the hearts of all who pass through.

These banners have stood the test of time, their resilient fibers weathering the elements while embodying the enduring spirit of the Kumano Kodo trail. Their presence serves as a testament to the profound cultural heritage of Japan and the intrinsic bond between humanity and nature.

Photography enthusiasts and admirers of wall art can immortalize the captivating nobori banners of the Hongu Taisha grand shrine. Each click of the camera shutter captures the intricate details and vibrant colors, preserving the essence of these sacred symbols for generations to come.

So, embark on a spiritual journey along the Kumano Kodo trail, and let the Hongu Taisha grand shrine enchant your senses. Immerse yourself in the profound beauty of the nobori banners, and discover a harmonious blend of art, tradition, and nature that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

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Custom Framing Options

If you'd like to frame your print with an option not listed above, follow these steps:

Step 1: Buy your print or contact me for options and pricing
Step 2: I will confirm your choices by email
Step 3: Pay for your frame

That's it!

What framing options do you have?
I can do a wide variety of mats, framing materials, colors, and finishes. Just ask!

Can I return a framed print?
I will be able to refund you the cost of the print, but the cost for custom framing is not refundable.

What about metal, canvas, acrylic, and wood prints?
All these prints come ready to hang with hardware included.



  • Use cardboard (try the box it comes in!) or newspaper to make a template to position the print
  • Use included hardware or self-threading screws / anchors
  • Get help with larger prints


  • Eyeball placement without measuring
  • Use nails
  • Hang larger prints by yourself
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