I took this photograph in the summer of 2006 on a trip I took with a couple of my friends to Japan. This building is situated below a clifftop graveyard nestled in a small town in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. It was an astonishing site not only because of its apparent beauty, but because this structure serves no important purpose. It is no feudal Shinto shrine, but an unassuming place of work for normal Japanese citizens.