Donation box (saisen bako), often with a slatted cover, is for votive purpose and found in many of major temples and shrines in Japan. Generally, small coins are all that is necessary for the box. Amanohashidate is a pine-covered sand spit whose name means "bridge to heaven." Image was scanned from color slide. Caption is from photographer’s notes on slide ;
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Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.