Deer Park Itsukushima-Jinka Shopping Street Shrine Bridge


Miyajima, Japan


"floating" shrine in the background


Heritage site


Pier like construction is a result of the island's holy status
commoners were not allowed to set foot on the island
had to approach the island by boat
entering through the "Floating Torii"


present form from 1168


"Floating Torii" in the background



worship at the shrine


shrine interior


the drum




strips of paper "fortunes" tied to the rack


guardian lion


"Floating Torii"


pier supports for a structure lost in a typhoon


a rainy day


sake barrels


mud flats at low tide


mountain side shrine gate

Deer Park Itsukushima-Jinka Shopping Street Shrine Bridge

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