Shichi-Go-San is a traditional rite of passage in Japan for 3 and 7 year-old girls and 5-year-old boys. Throughout November you can spot kids all dressed up in elaborate kimono, visiting shrines to pray for continuing to grow strong and healthy.
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Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrine in Japan. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters. Such an epic place ⛩
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Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most famous places in Japan. You can’t miss seeing its giant torii at sunset. At high tide it appears to be floating on the sea; at low tide you can walk under it. The torii is believed to be the boundary between the spirit and the human worlds. #Hiroshima#miyajima#itsukushima#torii#itsukushimashrine
45 minutes by train, I arrived in nice small city Shiroishi, then waited for bus. During that time, I chatted with nice old grandma, despite my fucked up Japanese did not catch the big part from her thick eastern Japan accent. Then the bus came as scheduled and we boarded.