Category: hiroshima

When the tide is at it’s lowest you can walk o…

When the tide is at it’s lowest you can walk out on the sands to the grand torii of Miyajima. 

Animals of Miyajima.

Animals of Miyajima.

(that deer on Miyajima are quite the thieves)

As the tide goes down on Miyajima island many …

As the tide goes down on Miyajima island many secrets are revealed near the shrine. An underwater depression lined with stones becomes a decorative pond. A line of rocks become a stepping stone path over a temporary stream.

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.

The floating Torii of Miyajima.

The floating Torii of Miyajima.

The A-Bomb dome was located almost directly be…

The A-Bomb dome was located almost directly beneath the atomic bomb that detonated over Hiroshima. Miraculously it stayed standing, and now remains as a memorial.

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The Architecture of Pacela Mall in Hiroshima i…

The Architecture of Pacela Mall in Hiroshima is fascinating.

The 11 story mall is mostly open to the outside, but gradually pushes back into closed off climate controlled areas.