Monday, January 5, 2015

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine | Japan

The Island of Itsukushima, in the Seto inland sea, has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. The first shrine buildings here were probably erected in the 6th century.

The construction in red is the great Torii, the boundary between the spirit and the human worlds. During low tide, you can walk to the foot of the great Torii.

The shrine is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

International letter writing week 1997.

Thx Steve!


anna m. said...

I see we both have posts about the same island today :)

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