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... flame" but done the old fashioned way. It is a fire in a temple that has been kept burning for the past 1,200 years! It is stoked by the monks in the shrine and has been burning without interruption since before medieval times. I would hate to be the one who sleeps in and forgets to put a log on the fire! A flame from this fire was used to light the Peace Flame in Hiroshima.
... back I took the rope(way) basically for the fun of it. And to strengthen my faith in ropes, although the sheer thought of stopping and being stuck crept me out. Being back at Sea level the shrine was a must and I was able to witness part of a Shinto Wedding ceremony. And after a stop at a little restaurant for really nice Udon I was on way back to Hiroshima not without getting myself some momiji cakes;-) One just has to love the Japanese way of in-cooperating seasons in their ...
Today started off like so many others have lately, with an early morning train ride. The destination was miyajima, home of the famous floating torri. When we arrived we jumped on a ferry and headed across to the island. From the boat we had great views of the torri, which at high tide appears to float on the water, while at low tide the water recedes and you can walk right up to it. We timed our arrival to coincide with high tide. when the ...
... where the ferry terminal. Lots of photo's of every train for you dad Williams :). This took 30 minutes and once we got off we headed over to the ferry port, one was there so on we hopped.The ferry is quite large and takes vehicles as well, I thought that it would be a small one like we have on the Brisbane River. That only took a few minutes and we were on Miyajima Island.
Now this is a gorgeous ...
... just from the shore, welcoming people to the island.
My first stop on the island would be the itsukushima shrine itself, but before that I took the opportunity to walk along the shoreline, browsing the many souvenir shops along the way as I made my way towards the shrine.
Itsukushima Jinja (Jinja = shrine) is a beautiful red shinto shrine with a long history. Miyajima is considered a holy place and in the past, foreigners were ...
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