Itsukushima Shrine at High Tide

Seeing Miyajima with fresh eyes - 7

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read

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Beginning in June 2019, the large torii gate of Itsukushima will be covered for renovations until sometime in 2020.

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It is at high tide that Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima resembles a floating house of worship. The water surrounds the orange shrine buildings, as well as the world famous and iconic torii gate standing in the middle of the bay. It was late November that I was there, and the weather was still warm and delightful. Tourist from all over the world were there with me, enjoying this holy island.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is ...