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Photo: Floating Temple Gate by Risachantag Photo: Floating Temple Gate by Risachantag
This is the gate of the 'floating temple' in Miyajima/Itsukushima ([link]). It was one of the places I really wanted to visit in this trip to Japan, as it was the inspiration for one of my entries in DA's Okami competition: Floating Temple

Unfortunately, by the time we arrived the sun had already set, so I have very few decent photos. It was a really beautiful place though. We arrived on a night with a full moon, so we were lucky enough to catch the beginning of a festival.
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:iconxx-kyrakex-xx:
what is the purpose of these things if you dont mind me asking.
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:iconrisachantag:
They represent a passing between the normal world and the spiritual world in the Shinto religion. You often see them at the entrance to a shrine or temple in Japan. With this one, they have a ceremony where a small boat passes through it at high tide.
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:iconxx-kyrakex-xx:
Oh cool :3
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livingtolaugh Dec 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The composition is great, I love the balance of colors. This peace definitely evoke feelings of peace and serenity.
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:iconlady-rinn:
This amazing <3 Im inlove.
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:iconwarkre:
wow is surprisingly
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jseathl8 Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you caught this with the warm colors of the setting sun...it's an amazing pic!
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Kurocyn Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful shot. :+fav:

I had the pleasure of seeing this gate in person a couple years ago.

-Kurocyn
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:iconfietolini:
Ive used this photo here [link]

Thanks for sharing
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:iconbrokenmelody123:
oh Miyajima is absolutely superbe! I think it has to be the most beautiful place i have ever been too. I love it there! I've just come back from Japan and this photo makes me sad!!!

but it is beautiful <3 unfortunately i went to Itsukushima shrine in the morning when it was low tide, so i didnt see the floating effect, but it did not diminish the sheer beauty of the place <3
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