La puerta de Japón, el lugar donde conviven hombres y dioses. Una de las postales más buscadas del país, un lugar sagrado para los japoneses, un Patrimonio de la Humanidad.
Un torii que cuando la marea está alta queda flotando en el agua.
The giant tori ⛩on the intertidal zone was impressive but for me animals trump furniture any day. The miyajima sika deer were too cute 😍. They are totally mellow, allowed to wander everywhere and given right of way because they are thought to be messengers between the gods and the people.
The Great ‘floating’ O-Torii. Boundary ‘between the spirit and human worlds’ and entrance to the sacred Itsukushima shrine on #miyajimaisland. The #⛩ is situated about 170 meters from the Hitasaki Lantern in the foreground; about 200 meters offshore. It was originally constructed in 1168, and later reconstructed in the 1875. For hundreds of years it has stood resolute against the elements; unmoved by typhoons and earthquakes. High tide creates the famous, beautiful floating impression; while during low tide, the sea recedes so much that we can walk out to it. I recommend visiting this #unescoworldheritagesite to all; the visuals are truly captivating and evoke evoke a sense of peacefulness. Comment below if you’ve visited Miyajima.