The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine



The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine has been designated by the UN as a World Heritage Site. It dates from the 6th century, and has been in it's present form since the 12th century.

The most recognisable feature of the shine is the seemingly floating torii (a stylized gate).

If you click on the title of this post, you'll be directed to a wikipedia article on the shrine, which contains more pictures of it.

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