Miyajima Torii

Dublin Core

Title

Miyajima Torii

Subject

Religions-Other Traditions; Religions-Sites; Daily Life-Leisure Activities

Description

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.

Contributor

Woudenberg, Andrea
St. Olaf College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only.

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

soc000743

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Modern 1868 - present
2003-01
Choguku (region), Hiroshima-ken (prefecture), Itsuku-shima (island), Miyajima (inhabited place)
1080832
Miyajima, Japan

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

581 w x 774 h, 96 ppi

Files

2403.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Miyajima Torii,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4521.