Monthly Archives: October 2009

Built in 1523 by the priest Shukan, Tahoto is a pagoda with a height of 15.6 meters. Although constructed mainly in Japanese style, parts of the structure have Indian and Chinese architectural features. It presents the unique combination of a square shape on the lower level and a round shape on the upper level. More […]

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Another photo of the the floating O-Torii (Grand Gate) of Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社). Miyajima is well-known as a sacred island wherein people and gods dwell together harmoniously. Since ancient times, the people living there worshipped the island itself as a god. Like any old folk tale, this belief was passed down from generation to generation […]

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Miyajima’s best known symbol – the floating torii (gate) of Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社), stands in the bay 200m in front of the shrine. The current gate, dating back to 1875, is built of camphor wood, is about 16 metres high and was built in a four-legged style, that is four additional legs as well as […]

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