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Shinto Shrine

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Shinto Shrine
Shinto Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima).
It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan.
The shrine is dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o no Mikoto, Shinto deity of seas and storms and brother of the great sun deity.
Because the island itself has been considered sacred, in order to maintain its purity commoners were not allowed to set foot on Miyajima through much of its history.
In order to allow pilgrims to approach, the shrine was built like a pier over the water, so that it appeared to float, separate from the land,
and therefore existed in a liminal state between the sacred and the profane.
The shrine's signature red entrance gate, or torii, was built over the water for much the same reason.
Commoners had to steer their boats through the torii before approaching the shrine.


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Arthur Bohlmann
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    Very cool find! Nice composition, color & detail


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1/23/2013 5:22:01 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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I second that....I love the touch of red great image Kim


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1/23/2013 7:47:21 AM

 
David Resnikoff
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Kim

Perfection.......


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1/23/2013 12:20:09 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Thank you everyone ;-)


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1/24/2013 7:32:22 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Way To Go!!


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3/27/2013 1:14:34 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Great information and great image.
Congratulations.


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3/28/2013 1:06:04 PM

 
David Resnikoff
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Kim

Yes Seņor.

Fab

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3/28/2013 4:25:16 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile


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