Why surprising? Because in Japan even when people see you taking their photo, there is usually very little reaction, unlike this man purifying himself at the purification trough before entering the Fushimi-Inari shrine. In fact, most young people seem glad you are taking their photo.
Fushimi-Inari gallery: http://dickh.zenfolio.com/p172999012P
|New Forest pony by Dutch Newchurch|
from Equines in 2018
|Leader of the pack by Wu Jiaqiu|
from My Best Photo of the Week
|Czech Crown by Tobik|
from Coins - Macro only