Miyajima

Yesterday, my Mom felt sick, so after getting medicine for her, we gave her one of our cell phones and took Brittany to see Miyajima.

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This is the manhole cover outside of Hiroshima Station. The Carps are their baseball team.

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We took the train to Miyajima-Guchi, and then took the ferry to the island. I took this picture of Itsukushima Shrine from the ferry.

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There are tons of wild, but friendly deer on Miyajima. They try to eat your clothes, belongings, and food, so you have to be careful.

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A deer drinking from the ocean.

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A deer in front of the big gate at Miyajima.

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It’s considered lucky to put coins into the cracks and barnacles on the torii.

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The torii at low tide.

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Itsukushima Shrine at low tide.

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A guardian on on of the temple rooftops.

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5 storied pagoda.

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A zodiac clock. The inner circle characters say from the top, going clockwise, South, East, North, West. The outer circle lists the animals in the zodiac. They are, from the left hand edge of the South wheel, going clockwise, Sheep, Horse, Snake, Dragon, Rabbit, Tiger, Ox, Rat, Boar, Dog, Cock, and Monkey.

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We all got corn on the cob, and had to run from the deer while eating it.

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The shop owner rescued Brittany by spraying the deer with a watergun.

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A cute statue outside the Sanrio Store in Miyajima.

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Teddy being a cute little monk.

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We all got ice cream! Brittany got green tea, Teddy got chocolate banana, and I got cheese biscuit.

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The lady in the ice cream shop gave us samples of blueberry momiji manju.

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It was really rainy and misty.

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This is the eternal flame inside the Lovers’ Sanctuary. They used the fire from here to light the torch in the Peace Park.

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Since my mom was feeling sick, I lit a “Good Health” candle for her inside the sanctuary. I lit two more generic ones for her at another temple, too. (It worked!)

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The altar inside the temple.

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Piles of stones made by worshippers who have passed through.

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By the time we made our way down, it was REALLY foggy.

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I’m not sure what he’s really doing, but it looks to me like he’s lifting weights.

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Itsukushima Jinja at high tide, which was not very high yesterday.

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The torii at high tide.

Well, that is all for Miyajima! The next post will be about the Prefectural Art Museum.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 21:48:01

    This looks like a really interesting place. I liked seeing low tide and high tide. I’m glad to hear Shirley is feeling better!

    Reply

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