I ran into a dog wearing a red vest printed ‘medidog’ aboard on the ferry when I headed to the spot I photographed these.
He first sat on the deck between the crotch of his master. Once the ferry departed Circular Quay and approached to Harbour Bridge to pass under, he moved to the guardrail, as if he wanted to watch the light-show of Vivid 2018.
These are a pair of Komainu (the mythical) guard dogs (or lion-dog) watching Itsukushima Shrine, as I snapped over a year ago.
Every shrines in Japan have the pair of watch dogs, each of which is having different outlook. Generally they sit at the main gate of the shrine but this pair in Itsukushima sits in the middle of open-air connecting corridor facing the bay of Hiroshima.
Monochrome Madness is the community space she opens for other photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos. Here gives me a great opportunity and challengeus about monochrome images. As it is open community, everyone can participate.