In Japan, shrine is very common to see. From ancient to modern times shrine is almost a part of Japanese culture. In Japan, many shrines no longer have joss candles. People usually use a long-handled wooden spoon to wash their hands outside the shrine then go inside to pray.
In general shrine in Japan are quite beautiful. But in so many shrines, a shrine in Japan stand out beacuse of its incredible pond. From the outside, this shrine looks like any other shrine. But once you walked in, the pond seems unrealistic, like a fairyland, like the picture album.
The bottom of the pond is visible clear, the fishes swimming, various colourful aquatic plants floating around, everything are so beautiful and feel absolutely no sense of reality.
From the beginning this pond had no name, but because it is really so beautiful, with visitors increasing, people give it the name of Monet’s pond. Because here is too much like Monet’s style. If Monet still alive, I am quite sure he will go there to visit this Monet pond.