Continuing on the theme of colour, here is another photo from the Shilparamam craft village in Hyderabad. On such a bright and sunny day, the amount and variety of colour that was in abundance throughout this place was almost overwhelming.
Yes, I’ve completely missed the deadline for this weekly challenge, but in an attempt to get back on track with posting photos, I thought I’d post it anyway. The temple is one of many in the Naritasan complex, located in the town of Narita, just outside Tokyo’s main International airport. If you are ever stuck in the area waiting for a flight connection, this place is well worth a couple of hours visit.
This is Man Mo Temple in Hollywood Road, Hong Kong. Built in 1847 it is dedicated to the worship of the Civil/Literature God Man Tai and the Martial/War God Mo Tai. The combined worship of these two gods was particularly important for scholars seeking to enter the civil service of the Imperial Chinese Court. It remains a popular place of worship today and presents an appealing mix of devoted locals, gawking tourists, fortune tellers and trinket sellers. Bright colours, lots of noise and, pervading all, the overpowering smell of innumerable burning incense coils – it is a real assault on all the senses!