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Jul 8, 2010 - Miyajima, Japan

The small island of Miyajima is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of Japan's biggest tourist attractions. The 'floating' orange torii (gate) of the Itsukushima-jinga is apparently one of the most photographed sites in Japan and one I should not miss. (The colour orange is thought to ward off evil and can be seen in abundance at practically every Japanese shrine and/or temple.) Having said this, my particular timing of arrival means that the shrine and the torii are surrounded by grassy mud! For me, despite the grassy mud and the hazy...

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