[ ] Itsukushima, Hiroshima Prefecture
[ ] Shimanami Kaido
2018.11.02 - 2018.11.04
FUJI SUPERIA PREMIUM 400, FUJI SUPERIA X-TRA 400
As I mentioned in one of my first posts, I love hosting family.
This trip was particularly special because my sister and her boyfriend came and I followed them all the way down to Hiroshima.
"The name Itsukushima literally means 'island of worship' and from ancient times the island itself was worshipped as a god. The mystical Itsukushima Shrine built on the water was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1996. A place where people have long carried out ancient rites, Itsukushima Shrine has become world renowned, attracting visitors from all over Japan and the rest of the world.
It was originally built in 593CE by Saeki no Kumamoto. Later, Taira no Kiyomori became heavily involved with the shrine. It is said he erected this shrine on top of the water after becoming the first samurai to assume the role of the Daijō-Daijin (the head of the imperial government). In 1571, it is said the Mōri clan renovated the main hall and reconstructed the large torii gate and arched bridge."
Itsukushima is an island a short ferry ride from Hiroshima city. The fall weather was amazing and the fall leaves were a spectacular set of colors.
Sis and bf are sporty types so I suggested cycling the Shimanami Kaido, a 60km bike trail connecting Honshu with Shikoku by six bridges. It was tough but we got through it. Thankfully the weather was perfect.
The Contax T2 coupled with FUJI 400 were a field tested combination I was confident would deliver. I'm happy with how these turned out.
Hi there I'm Jordon.
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