Monday, July 24, 2006

Meiji Jingu

A landmark familiar to all Japanese, Meiji Jingu is perhaps the finest Shinto shrine (note: in general, shrine = Shinto, temple = Buddhist) in the country. Originally completed in 1920 to honor the Meiji Emperor, it had to be rebuilt after the Second World War. It is constructed of Japanese cypress, except for the massive (12m high) torii gates made from 1500-year-old cypress imported from Taiwan.   Posted by Picasa


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