*Itsukushima Shrine*

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ka9894 on February 7, 2010

World Cultural Heritage: Itsukushima ShrineItsukushima Shrine is known for the unique and bold concept of being built in the sea as well as its elegant architectural style called “Shinden Zukuri”. It is said to have been first built in 593, and the present shrine pavilions were constructed in 1168. The vermilion-painted main building creates a beautiful contrast with the blue sea and green mountains; when the tide comes in, the shrine looks as if it is floating on the sea. This historical piece of cultural heritage stands in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings.

:):) Kat

John de Crom on February 8, 2010

Very beautiful view Kat.

><((((º> methysmena… on February 8, 2010

A very beautiful photo, place and mood, Kat!


Faintlightofdawn on February 9, 2010

Looks beautifully preserves Kat, best wishes, Fai

ka9894 on February 9, 2010

Many thanks for your nice comments !!

John :)

Nelly thx for BO :)

Fai :)

:):) Kat

Ula Ch-L on February 10, 2010

Hi Kat. Beautiful, picturesque located place.

Great photo. Best regards, Ula

ka9894 on February 11, 2010

Many thanks for your kind comment, Ula! This is my favourite :)).

:):) Kat

Bedri Akçay on February 14, 2010

very nice photo, / Bedri

ka9894 on February 14, 2010

Thanks a lot, Bedri !

:):) Kat

Alfred Schaffer on March 6, 2010

Impressive place and interesting buildings!


ka9894 on March 7, 2010

Hi, Alfred. This place is really beautiful and special. I was glad I visited there. Many thanks!

:):) Kat

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Photo taken in 1-1 Miyajimachō, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0588, Japan

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    by ka9894
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