Shrine on the Island of Miyajima

Dublin Core

Title

Shrine on the Island of Miyajima

Subject

Arts-Architecture; Religions-Shinto;
Shinto

Description

Central to Shinto is the belief in divine begins (kami) which traditionally inhabit heaven and earth. Divine status is attached to anything which is striking, elevated and beautiful or possesses outstanding qualities: in brief, anything which awakens a sense of awe. In this way, things of natural beauty, mountains and seas, human beings, plants and animals can become gods. Symbols of every Shinto shrine are the gateways (torii), which in their simplest form are two pillars topped by a cross beam.

Source

Digital photograph.

Date

2003-01

Contributor

Woudenberg, Annie
St. Olaf College

Rights

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

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

soc000361

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Modern 1868 - present
Miyajima
beach
Miyajima, Japan

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

986 w x 630 h, 72 ppi

Files

2021.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Shrine on the Island of Miyajima,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 16, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4559.