Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima is a beautifu…

Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima is a beautiful shrine built over the tidal plains on the coast. Dedicated to the daughters of the god Susanoo.

The ‘purity’ of the shrine is considered to be so important that pregnant women and people nearing death are expected to leave the island as to prevent births and deaths occurring near the shrine.