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Miyajima and Itsukushima-jinja

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This is what everyone comes to the island to see.

The magnificent Itsukushima-jinja is a Shinto shrine and comprises the main shrine in the top picture which is supported in the sea by wooden stilts, the pagoda, and the magnificent torii or gate pictured bottom.

The gates are normally at the front of of Shinto shrines or at the entrance to the grounds. The fact that this torii stands in the sea indicates that the whole island is deemed holy, or so I read.

hildegard says:

So pleased you went & blogged this - was looking at it wistfully only yesterday. Virtual tourism... ;)

24th Aug 2006, 13:37

Nick says:

virtualtourist.com?

24th Aug 2006, 13:38

EVILMINK269 says:

That second shot is so deserving of a hi-light~

Thank you for posting all over Japan, it's been a dream of mine to go there~ now I can live vicariously thru you!~

24th Aug 2006, 14:07

Nick says:

Thanks EVILMINK269, you are very welcome. I have loved blogging all this anyhow. Hopefully you can see for yourself one day. Hopefully I'll be able to come back again soon too.

24th Aug 2006, 14:24

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