I was visiting a shrine in Tokyo and I took a picture of the front of the shrine. After I got back home and reviewed the pictures, I noticed that there was a small "No photography" sign tucked away that I missed when I took the picture.
The question: Are there any consequences that may result from this?
While I understand that it is culturally frowned upon to do this, my question relates to the legal aspect of the situation. In particular:
- Could I be charged criminally (e.g. go to jail)?
- Could I be barred from entering Japan in the future?
Having done some searching here, I found two questions that are similar: No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law) and Taking photos in Japan
However, I did not take the picture from the street (it was taken from a small path that led up to the shrine), and I would like to know the legal implications, not just the cultural implications.