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Poetry: "Red torii"

I became very fond of Shinto shrines and their red torii gates when I visited Japan.

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Red in Wilderness: Fushimi Inari Taisha

Touted as the single most impressive sight in Kyoto, the Fushimi Inari Taisha stand as a splash of vermilion among the glorious maple forests to the southeast of the old city. 239 more words


Biggest, smallest

“ใหญ่ที่สุด เล็กที่สุด”

(Biggest, smallest)

แน่นอนว่ามีสิ่งมนุษย์สร้างที่ใหญ่โตกว่าประตูโทริอิที่เกาะมิยาจิม่ามากมาย แต่ประตูโทริอิที่นี่ก็ทำให้เราทึ่งได้เสมอ เมื่อคิดว่า มันไม่ได้สร้างในยุคสมัยใหม่ที่เราอยู่ด้วยซ้ำ

Of course, there are many man-made structures that bigger than the torii gate at Miyajima island. But, its size always impress us as to think that it wasn’t build in our modern time. 8 more words


Magic At Fushimi Inari

One of the most important and wanted locations in Japan, more precisely in Kyoto is Fushimi Inari Taisha. This amazing place was on my main list of essential objectives to visit. 584 more words



Before heading back to Tokyo, I checked the tide charts and headed out to Miyajima, which is home to the famous Itsukushima-jinja, a Shinto shrine dating back as far as the 6th century and home to the floating torii (hence the need to check the tide charts). 428 more words


Journey to Japan- Day 3 Part 1

Day 3. I woke up early again, but the exhaustion was creeping up so I woke up later than usual…at 7.30am. If you know my regular routine you will admit this is a stretch for me ^^ We were slated to cover three more temples during the day, and the day promised to be a hard hitting 35C with humidity reaching 80%. 1,068 more words


Manhole cover and torii, Matsue, Japan

After visiting the castle, I wander the quiet streets of Matsue, Japan, which are easily identified by the city’s distinctive manhole covers.