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View of the floating torii gate from the shrine
Miyajima" means "shrine-island" in Japanese, referring to the island's cause of fame, Itsukushima Shrine. The shrine is known worldwide for its "floating torii gate".
The shrine and its torii gate are unique for being built over water, seemingly floating in the sea during high tide. The shrine complex consists of multiple buildings, including a prayer hall, a main hall and a noh theater stage, which are connected by boardwalks and supported by pillars above the sea
Miyajima Island has a long history as a holy site of Shinto. The island's highest peak, Mount Misen, was worshiped by local people as early as the 6th century. In 1168, Taira no Kiyomori, the most powerful man in Japan during the end of the Heian Period, selected the island as the site of his clan's family shrine and built Itsukushima Shrine.
The shrine is located in a small inlet, while the torii gate is set out in the Seto Inland Sea. Paths lead around the inlet, and visitors will enjoy walking along them while looking out onto the sea. After sunset, the shrine and the torii gate are illuminated, providing a perfect backdrop for ryokan guests to enjoy an evening walk in yukata and geta sandals. It is not possible to enter the shrine after sunset, though.
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Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-11-30 8:41
An intriguing structure, and a beautiful photo of it, its very well suited to this silhouette. The stormy sky in the background creates a beautiful sense of drama and life, and the view to the distant mountains creates great depth. Lovely capture, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Zengi001 (2837) 2013-11-30 9:08
Süper foto. çok bilindik bir kare, Japonya da tek mi bu yoksa birden çok mu var?
Ters ışık kullanımı gayet başarılı,
TRB (14134) 2013-11-30 10:37
Ters ışıkta enfes bir paylaşım.
büyüleyici, orda olmak vardı diyeceğim ama olamayacağıma göre giden arkadaşın ayağına, gözüne, emeğine sağlık :)
mesutilgim (97504) 2013-11-30 11:50
Selam Erhan kardeşim,
Japonyadan çok güzel bir kare. Karanlık bulutlu gökyüzü çok güzel bir arka plan oluşturmuş.
Selam ve sevgiler
serp2000 (45858) 2013-12-01 2:24
Hello, my dear friend!
Glad to see your archive photos again.
Few days ago Klaudio has posted similar view from Japan. Excellent quality for a scanned photo. Impressive background with the cloudy sky.
No, I've met 3 Trekkers only. ))
Best wishes from Perm!
Where is Oszan? I've tried to call him, but he is somewhere out of Perm.
bukitgolfb301 (45147) 2013-12-01 2:57
Hi MERHABA dear Erhan
Thanks for your posting, specially for me.
Ya this is one of the greatest plae, but honestly speaking I have not yet visited-- ashamed, Next year I should do-- The strong back sunlight helps fantatsic presentation.
All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
resat1972 (7576) 2013-12-01 10:02
mavi ağırlığı ve sıradışı görünümü muhteşem