The Lions at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island, Japan

I was thinking of posting something on the Itsukushima Shrine, but never have the time to do it.

It would be a simpler task if I just concentrate on some of┬áthe things I saw – the Lions.DSCF0338

I have taken pictures of at least three Lions

Even when we alight the ferry and walked towards the shrine, there are various statutes, including Lions (second picture) alongside the seaside walk to the shrine.DSCF0322

Right at the waterfront of the shrine is a Lion (first picture)which is quite unusual in its sculpture. This lion looks powerful and photogenic.

In the nearby courtyard of the shrine, I also found a stone lion (last picture), which seems to be playful.DSCF0354

Lions have a special meaning in the Oriental culture, something which Orientals will revere.

Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, Japan

Just back from a trip to Shikoku in Japan, after a long delay in the incoming flight.

This post is intentionally short so as to allow me to catch up with matters which have arisen during my trip.DSCF0356

The picture shows part of the Itsukushima Shrine – the part which looks like a portal in water.

This is located in Miyajima Island which has been worshipped as a divine island since ancient times.