Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, July 16, 2018

Miyajima Shrine and Pagoda

Miyajima/Itsukushima, or Shrine Island, is obviously famous for its shrines. In Japan, there is commonly a torii gate as you approach a shrine. You're not supposed to walk through the center as that is reserved for the gods.
Inside the shrine area are numerous places of worship. Photography inside the buildings is forbidden, but in the grounds it was allowed.
There's also a famous five-storied pagoda, built in 1407.
It's very impressive once you get close to it.

9 comments:

  1. Glad photos were allowed of the outside so you could share them with us. It is just as I imagined shrines would look like in Japan.

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  2. Variety of architecture.Have a nice day.

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  3. 1407!! We are such a new country. i'm glad you were able to take pictures outside .... and it must have been an honor to visit inside.

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  4. What a place! Beautiful.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  5. What a wonderful trip! I'd love to visit Japan one day. The shrine grounds were so interesting to see.

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  6. Built in 1404... Incroyable! Just been back to check out your other shots from your Japan trip Al, fabulous! I haven't been to Japan, everytime I see images like this I want to go more ✨

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