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This picture is of the famous torii at Miyajima. Miyajima island has been occupied for hundreds of years by emperors and shogun because of it`s beauty and purity. In fact, the government, wanting to maintain the purity of Miyajima, has made it illegal to be born or die on Miyajima. Every day the tide comes in and goes out, allowing the throngs of tourists to poke around on the beach near the base of the gigantic torii. These children were making use of stepping stones, pulling their parents with them.
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Japan - Modern 1868 - present
Choguku (region), Hiroshima-ken (prefecture), Itsuku-shima (island), Miyajima (inhabited place)
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581 w x 774 h, 96 ppi
“Miyajima Torii,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4521.