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Back from Miyajima

Fumie and I just got back from an overnight trip to Miyajima (宮島, an island near Hiroshima), having seen pop singer Kousuke Atari (中孝介) in concert last night on the grounds of the famous Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社).

Outer Buildings of Itsukushima Shrine after the concert -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18mm — 4.4 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Outer Buildings of Itsukushima Shrine
after the concert

I say “on the grounds” figuratively, since the entire shine — first built about 1,400 years ago, but having taken its present shape only 840 years ago — is on piers over the water. Well, at least while the tide is in. The concert was held in the open, just on the other side of the center buildings in the picture above.

After the concert, we walked around and I took some pictures. Fumie got used to waiting for the long exposures. (The shot below was a 10-second exposure.)

Waiting -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18mm — 10 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting

It was a 5-hour drive back, and we're a bit tired, but it was a wonderful trip about which I'll write more later.

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Odd, mostly unrelated question: what is the Hiroshima site (i.e. Ground zero) like today? Is it off limits? Did they move the city?

Hiroshima is a large vibrant city. Ground zero is park, and there’s a museum nearby that’s worth a day in and of itself. I visited in 1989. —Jeffrey

— comment by Foobert on October 2nd, 2007 at 11:56am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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