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Day #1729

Day #1729 Title: The Wall Of Sake
Location: Meiji-jingu, Tokyo, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
Notes: I took a trip to Yoyogi Park via the National Gymnasium at Shibuya this morning. Don’t worry, I wasn’t exercising – merely taking some pictures of the iconic building which was erected for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo! After wandering in the quiet of the park for a while I headed for the Shintō shrine at nearby Meiji-jingu, where Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken are deified. This wall of sake barrels is part of the offerings made to the shrine every year by the Meiji Jingu Nationwide Sake Brewers’ Association. The Emperor was a great supporter of Japanese industrial development, and, I suspect, a sake connoisseur. Early evening, I headed to Shibuya Kokaido to meet Tomoo and see the first night of Asia’s 30th Anniversary Reunion tour. It was a great show, but more on that tomorrowRead more about my stay.
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Day #1715

Day #1715 Title: Ō-Torii, Miyajima
Location: Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: This morning we embarked on an excursion to Miyajima Island, to visit the big red Torii gate which stands in the sea, and wander around the place. There was a refreshing breeze on the ferry, but the sun was in full force by the time we got to the island. The gate is very impressive and is well known throughout Japan as a place of pilgrimage for the Shintō religion. After an enjoyable lunch with the group, we headed back to the mainland and had some free time this afternoon. I was planning a walk along the river, but just before I got there it started to pelt with rain. Even though I huddled under my umbrella, I still got quite soggy on the half-mile walk back to my hotel. Never mind, the weather has been kind so far, so I can’t complain (and it was a bit cooler as a consequence). Four of us headed out to a little local restaurant this evening for dinner, not straying too far from the hotel for fear of another deluge! Read more about my day.
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